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Hi, Casiopea

Thanks for the answer.

I have a further question about your answer.

I don't think "choice" can be paralleled with "to go" because each is a different "part of speech".

Best regards...
 

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Sang-heui said:
Hi, Casiopea

Thanks for the answer.

I have a further question about your answer.

I don't think "choice" can be paralleled with "to go" because each is a different "part of speech".

Best regards...

'to go' is an infinitive in form but in this context it's a noun in function:

The choice is to go.
Subject+Linking Verb+Subject Complement.

There are two camps:

1) 'but' functions as a conjunction:
I have no choice but to go. (nouns)
I have no choice but to go. (adjectival phrases) :?:

2) 'but' functions as a preposition:
I have no choice but to go. (noun)
I have no choice other than to go. (noun)

Either way, 'to go' is not functioning as a verb.

In short,

I have no choice but this one, which is to go. (nominal predicate)
 
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