ENGLISHMiscellaneous English Grammar

TO THINK (THAT)

TO THINK (THAT)

TO THINK (THAT) is a phrase which is used to show that you are very surprised or shocked about something. Use of THAT after TO THINK is optional; e.g.

To think that we lived next door to him and never knew what he was doing!
= To think we lived next door to him and never knew what he was doing!

(Means we were very surprised to know that we were living next to his house and could not even know what he was up to.)

More examples:

a) To think (that) he lied to you!
b) To think, all we needed to do was to wait a few more days.

 

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