I'll be the one

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azz

Senior Member
armenian
Can one say
a. I wanted you to know that you will be robbed and I'll be the one to rob you.
b. I wanted you to know that you will be robbed and I'll be the one who robs you.

?

My feeling is that they work but does 'I'll be the one to rob you' imply that there are other candidates for doing the job as well? That being robbed by someone else is somehow a possibility?

Many thanks and Happy Holidays.
 
  • heypresto

    Senior Member
    English - England
    To me, both sentences preclude the possibility of someone else robbing you. In both cases 'I' am telling you that you will be robbed by 'me'.

    It's a very strange thing to say to somebody, but if I had to choose between the two versions, I would go for the first one.
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    does 'I'll be the one to rob you' imply that there are other candidates for doing the job as well? That being robbed by someone else is somehow a possibility?
    No, not really. In both cases, the speaker is saying, "I'm going to rob you."
     
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