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    #1

    what does the sentence mean?

    "the protagonist in a play discovers he has won the lottery, only to misplace the winning ticket. "


    does it mean the purpose of the protagonist in a play when he won the lottery is to misplace the ticket?
    I don't quite understand the phrase "only to misplace..." after a clause

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    Re: what does the sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by san2612 View Post
    "the protagonist in a play discovers he has won the lottery, only to misplace the winning ticket. "


    does it mean the purpose of the protagonist in a play when he won the lottery is to misplace the ticket? no
    I don't quite understand the phrase "only to misplace..." after a clause It means 'but he (lost)can't find)' his ticket that has the winning numbers.
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