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068. … only to find…

 

I. EXAMPLES:

I ran to the station only to find that the train had left.

She came home excitedly only to find nobody was in.

I search desperately for my purse, only to find all my money was gone.

I arrived at the restaurant, only to find I had no money on me.

II. DIALOGUES:

A: Why are you so late?

B: I’m sorry but I missed the bus.

A: How could you miss the bus?

B:  I hurried to get to the bus stop only to find I didn’t have enough change to pay the fare.

A: I’m sorry to hear that.

B: I had to go back home and get some change and wait for the next bus.