to visit USJ

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yamyam

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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.
 

emsr2d2

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"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.
 
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