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En réponse à William Annis <[log in to unmask]>:

>
>         In the examples I gave I don't perceive any obligation, which
> is why my mind seized up.  I would take the "to X" construction to
> mean something like "which SUB may X."  So, "something I may do."  The
> sentence "I need someone to love" isn't really a statement of
> obligation.
>

Yep, still the Romans would have used the verbal adjective in this case. It's
meaning of obligation could sometimes be very thin :)) .

Christophe.

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