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    to arrive at? Fittingly so??

    In the below paragraph, I guess to arrive at means "be able to arrive ", but there could be a possibility of "be scheduled to" or something as "be to infinitive" has lots of usage. I used to learn for the meaning of possbility, a passive tense is made like this "Not a sound was to be seen= They couldn't hear any sound"
    But is possibility found in active tense as well?

    ".....A brilliant friend of mine once told me, "When you suddenly see a problem, something happens that you have the answer - before you are able to put it into words. It is all done subconsciously.This has happened many times to me." He also said "I have had my results for a long time; but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them." Fittingly so, sometimes true genius simply cannot be put into words......"

    I also wonder the exact meaning of "fittingly so" which I think is "properly something", but I'm not sure. So is hard to infer its meaning.

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    Re: to arrive at? Fittingly so??

    Thank you so much,
    but "they are to arrive at 10 PM " means obligation usage of "to infinitive"
    What I'd like to know is the usage of "I am to arrive ", so is it intention or or schedule or obligation, or possibility or what else?
    And fittingly so wasn't cleary defined, I need another opinion on this, please.

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