to come vs. to have come

Junwei Guo

Senior Member
Chinese
Here's a sentence from a test:
"The first people to *come* to America were most likely from Asia."

Why is "come" used instead of "have come", because the whole context is in the past?
Thanks!
 
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    "To come" there means "who came" and it fits.

    "To have come" would also be grammatical but I don't think it'd sound as natural.
     
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