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    I am the first child in my family to attend college.

    Hello all,

    Are these two pairs sentences equivalent?

    A: I am the first child in my family to attend college.

    B: I am the first child in my family who attend college.


    A: The guest on our show is the youngest golfer who wins the Open.

    B:The guest on our show is the youngest golfer to win the Open.


    Can the definition below be the only reason why we use "adjective clause + to-infinitive" ?

    "If the subject is the same in both clauses, you usually use a ‘to’-infinitive clause. If the subject is different, you must use a ‘that’-clause."
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    Re: I am the first child in my family to attend college.

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    Are these two pairs sentences equivalent?

    A: I am the first child in my family to attend college.

    B: I am the first child in my family who has attended college.


    A: The guest on our show is the youngest golfer who wins the Open. (He's the youngest golfer to have won the Open.)

    B:The guest on our show is the youngest golfer to win the Open.
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    Re: I am the first child in my family to attend college.

    Thanks GoesStation.
    I still don't know where we can use this pattern. It seems that "adjective clause + to-infinitive" can only be used in specific situations with specific meanings. However, I don't know what those situation are.
    I would greatly appreciate it if you kindly could give me some sources relate to this rule for self study.
    Last edited by ambitious-girl; 15-Aug-2017 at 16:06.
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