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    I would like to know the difference of meaning between "to(1)" and "to(2)".
    1. You must be tired to lose your temper so quickly.
    2. What a fool I was to fall for a man like you.

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    #2

    Re: to

    The first one is of the following form:
    [subject] + be + [adjective] + to-infinitive

    This is usually to express our feelings about a particular action. For example,

    It must be exciting to travel the world.

    This first 'to' is the first part of the to-infinitive.

    The second is also a to-infinitive with a similar structure but re-written to exaggerate the meaning. We can re-write (2) this way:

    I was a fool to fall for a man like you.

    'a fool' is a noun, but it has a adjective meaning. We can also say:

    I was foolish to fall for a man like you.

    Here is another example of using a noun with a 'to-infinitive':

    It was a pleasure to meet you.

    'a pleasure' is a noun, but we use it with a adjectival or adjective-like feeling.

    Good question!


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    Re: to

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I would like to know the difference of meaning between "to(1)" and "to(2)".
    1. You must be tired to lose your temper so quickly.
    2. What a fool I was to fall for a man like you.

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