a pen was given to him to

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azz

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Can one say:

a. A pen was given to him to sign his confessions.

b. A book was given to him to study.

c. A pill was given to him to go to sleep.


It seems to me that they work. There are differences between them. In (a) he signs his confessions with the pen and in (b) he studies the book and in (c) 'go to sleep' has no object.


We cannot say we are dealing with the same structure here, but I think they all work. I have stronger doubts about (a).

Many thanks.
 
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