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Can an infinitive adverbial phrase only ask 'why' about the adverb?

I understand that an infinitive can be used as an adverb. I can easily determine how it may ask the 'why' question of the verb; for example: Why: To escape the monster, the boy ran .....

To be honest, I can't think of it functioning in any other way but asking 'why' of the verb.

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    Could you please supply some examples by way of elaboration? – WS2 Aug 21 '17 at 12:19
  • Well, I understand an Infinivite can be used as an adverb; I can easily determine how it may ask the 'why' question of the verbal, for example: Why: To escape the monster, the boy ran ..... To be honest, I can't think of it functioning in any other way but asking 'why' of the verb. Sorry about my terrible grammar:( – Caput Ind. Aug 21 '17 at 12:39
  • I understand you better now. You really need to incorporate all that into your question. Why not perform an edit? I think people will feel more inclined to answer. And no, used in the manner of an adverbial phrase, I cannot see how an infinitive can answer anything but "why". You see, "to escape" is really only short for "In order to escape..." - which is an explanation. – WS2 Aug 21 '17 at 15:06