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    The first man to walk on the moon

    Hi there,
    I am quite not familiar with this sentence structure; The first man to walk on the moon said it was "a giant leap for mankind". Is this sentence right if I write this way? "The first man who walked to the moon said it was "a giant leap for mankind" I think this is correct.

    Can we use the structure put as title with other words? For example; The first person to climb the highest tree in our village was myself.

    Thanks.

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    Re: The first man to walk on the moon

    Nobody can walk to the moon.

    Change 'to' to 'on' and your alternative version is correct.

    Yes to your second question.

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    Re: The first man to walk on the moon

    "The first person to climb the highest tree in our village was myself." I would not use "myself" there; I would use "me".

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