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    the meaning of `to`

    To : used to say what can or cannot be done, or what should be done.

    You'll soon be old enough to vote in elections.
    He did not have the energy to resist.
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    Those are not clear examples. In those, to is simply part of the infinitive verb. Better:

    You are to wash the car. = You are required to wash the car.

    She was to discover more secrets the next day. = She was destined to discover more secrets the next day.

    He said I was not to leave, no matter what. = He said I was not allowed to leave, no matter what.

    They expected sunshine, but they were to be disappointed. = They expected sunshine, but they were destined to be disappointed.


    1. What's the point of writing the underlined part?
    2.Is To the same meaning as to?
    3.Is To the same meaning as to?


    (Thank you very much.)

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    #2

    Re: the meaning of `to`

    Quote Originally Posted by GoldfishLord View Post

    1. What's the point of writing the underlined part?
    As you have underlined everything except the 'to' in the second of each pair of sentences, I don't understand your question.

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