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    yamyam is offline Member
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    to visit USJ

    Hello, teachers.

    Would you read the following?

    1. I'll feel happy to visit USJ in Osaka.

    2. I felt happy to visit USJ in Osaka.

    I think the phrase "to visit" is interpreted as "because I visited USJ in Osaka" in #2, but the interpretation of the phrase in #1 seems ambiguous. It seems to me that the phrase in #1 have the following two meanings:

    a) I'll feel happy if I visit USJ in Osaka (in the future).
    or
    b) I'll feel happy because I'll visit USJ in Osaka (in the future).

    Which is the correct interpretation of #1 in this case?
    Are both possible?
    Is it common for "to-infinitives" to have the meaning of "if"?

    Thank you very much in advance for your help on this.

    yam.

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    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
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    Re: to visit USJ

    "I'll feel happy to visit" and "I felt happy to visit" are not natural.

    I'll be happy to visit you while I'm in New York.
    I felt happy once I'd visited my friend in New York.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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