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  1. yuriya's Avatar
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    Cool To think that he was my best friend!

    When I come across sentences like "To think that he was my best friend!", I get the general idea from the context. I have never given much thought before but I just got curious. Is it even grammatically right?

    And am I right to interpret the above sentence as something like
    (depending on its context used of course)

    "How stupid I was to think that he was my best friend!"

    Thank you for your kind help in advance!

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    Re: To think that he was my best friend!

    This is an 'infinitive phrase fragment' a type of fragment. It is technically incorrect, but you can use it in speech. You shouldn't use it in writing though.

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