This topic often confuses me. Sometimes I am not even able to understand the meaning of a sentence. For instance, the sentence:

"White to move".

You can hear it in chess, it means that the player with white pieces has to make his turn. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the rule to explain this expression.

"My first movie to watch was ..."

Is this a correct way to use infinitives? It would be nice if you gave me the full rule about it.


Both possible answers could be correct in different circumstances.

If the man speaking was describing a situation before he watched the movies, then "My first movie to watch was ..." would be correct.

If, however, he was describing the situation after he watched them, the correct sentence would be "The first movie I watched was ..."

  • Why is the sentece "I was first to develop something" correct then? I find these sentences very similar – Satans Apr 20 at 20:11

The second sentence is wrong, you’d rather say:

The first movie I watched was...

You can easily find the rule online, here you go!


  • She gave me four movies to watch, and told me I had to watch them in a certain order. My first movie to watch was . . . – Jason Bassford Mar 19 at 2:45

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