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6 Nov 2011 — To find

What does the "to find" clause mean in this sentence?

 

tents in front of city hall
The Mayor arrived to find a sea of tents in front of City Hall.

 

 

 

Click the option(s) that improve the sentence.
 

1.

The Mayor arrived in order to find a sea of tents in front of City Hall.

 

 

 

 

2.

The Mayor arrived. As a result, she found a sea of tents in front of City Hall. 

 

 

 

 

3.

The Mayor arrived and unexpectedly found a sea of tents in front of City Hall. 

 

 

 

 

 

a sea of – an expression used when several objects cover a surface as far as the eye can see.

Huddleston, Rodney and Geoffrey K. Pullum."Catenative complements, adjuncts, and coordinates: Adjuncts of result" The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002 (1224) Print.

 

 

 Solution - lightbulb Purpose v. Unexpected – to find, only to find


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