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    Talking to ask the question / to have asked the question

    1. He was the only one to ask the question.
    2. He was the only one to have asked the question.

    Is there any difference between these sentences?
    Someone said to me that #1 means that "he asked that question during some activity, etc. meeting" and #2 "before some activity".

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    Re: to ask the question / to have asked the question

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    The first sentence could also mean that he was the only one capable or worthy of asking the question, but that's contextual. Besides that, I can't discern any semantic differences between the two statements.

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