I’ve just used this expression in the sentences below, and I wonder if the use of it can be somewhat misleading. More specifically, I’m talking about the “to” preceding “fully appreciate”.
I’ve used it to mean “in order to”, but the usual pattern of this expression seems to lead the listener to another interpretation.
“It is one thing to passively learn about ... but to fully appreciate how and when ... is quite another”.
Here, the “to” is used to form a subject noun phrase instead.
What’s your take on this?