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The unexplained

“TO ASK” :P Why do majority threads start with “To”

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hotcakes4me · 12/04/2020 12:51

Just that really.
“To ask”
“To wonder”
“To be”
“To think”
“To not”

I genuinely have no idea hence the question. I’m relatively new to the site so I figured out quickly that this was a thing but I must admit, it looked very odd to me at first.
I feel like it doesn’t make sense - english/grammar wise 🤷🏻‍♀️

Correct me if I’m wrong?Wink

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Freshnewus · 12/04/2020 12:54

Most threads on AIBU start with "To", as it's a sentence

AIBU To think my BIL is annoying etc

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TheReluctantCountess · 12/04/2020 12:54

Because most of them are in the ‘Am I being unreasonable’ section.

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FadedRed · 12/04/2020 12:55

Because these threads are on AIBU.
Therefore the sentence is actually “Am I being unreasonable to ask/wonder/think etc”

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AdaColeman · 12/04/2020 12:56

The posts you mention are on the AIBU board.
The "To..." is a continuation of the title
"Am I Being Unreasonable to ask..."

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Chemenger · 12/04/2020 12:56

Because they are in the “Am I being unreasonable” section and they are completing the question. They shouldn’t really use a capital letter at the start but it’s hard to stop autocorrect adding that.

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AdaColeman · 12/04/2020 13:07

As an aside, you've posted this on "The unexplained" board, which is actually for WOO! stuff, such as ectoplasm, ghosts, banshees and anything needing the Bell Book and Candle!
Queries about how the site works are best posted in Site Stuff. Halo Wink

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hotcakes4me · 12/04/2020 15:12

Ahh yes that makes sense now!

Oh sorry @AdaColeman I didn’t realise - will bear in mind for future threads Smile

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