26.4 Infinito con to


26.4.1 Infinito invece di una frase relativa

Dopo the first, the last, the next, the only si sostituisce molto spesso una frase relativa con una costruzione con infinito.

esempi  
  He is always the last to come to work and the first to go home.
(He is always the last who comes to work and the first, who goes home.)
  They were the next to apply for the job.
(They were the next who applied for the job.)
  She was the only to wear a costume.
(She was the only, who wore a costume.)

Una frase relativa viene anche sostituita da una costruzione con infinito, se il verbo della relativa chiede una preposizione, o la frase risulterebbe molto pesante.

esempi  
  She has not only three dogs, but also four children to look after.
(She has not only three dogs, but also four children, that she has to look after.)
  Bill has a friend to travel with during his vacation.
(Bill has a friend with whom he travels in his vacation.)
  There is nothing to be upset about.
(There is nothing that one should be upset about.)





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