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happy to win

Post by navi » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:29 pm

1) He was happy to be seeing them the next week.
2) He was happy to be seeing them.

Is '1' correct?
Could '2' mean that he was happy because he was going to see them?


3) She was happy to win the game.

Does this mean 'she was happy to win the game right after it'? Could one say it if one is talking about her two days after the game is over or does one have to say

e) She was happy to have won the game.



Gratefully,
Navi
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Re: happy to win

Post by tony h » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:58 pm

3 and e are not obvious. The happiness is probably more to do with strategic benefit rather than the mere win.
It would be equally plausible "that she was happy to lose the game".

Either maybe followed by "As that meant she was playing the weaker player in the next round and the easier route to the trophy".

I am sure someone who understands sport can draw a better picture.
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Re: happy to win

Post by navi » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:16 am

Thank you very much, Tony,

But could '3' be used instead of 'e'? I think '3' could be used right after the game, but could it be used a day after it?


And could '1' and '2' be used instead of
a) He was happy because he was going to see them.

Gratefully,
Navi
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