"Another organization, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, offers writers from around the world a three-month residency in which to share not only stories and poems but also the experience of navigating a new environment."

Specifically, I am having problems with the bolded "to", which I feel should be replaced by "they". Can someone clarify why this is a full sentence - I am having difficulty visualizing it.

  • Thank you so much! For this sentence, would the second part be: a three month residency [to share in] not only ... but also ... environment? Aug 11, 2019 at 17:55
  • A chair in which to sit = a chair to sit in, a desk at which to work = a desk to work at, a space in which to read = a space to read in. If you replaced to with they can, the meaning wouldn't really change, but the syntax would be different and the register a bit less formal.
    – user339660
    Aug 12, 2019 at 14:32


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