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6 Nov 2011 — To find

 

What does the "to find" clause mean in this sentence

tents in front of city hall

The Mayor arrived to find a sea of tents in front of City Hall.

 

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1.

The Mayor arrived in order to find a sea of tents in front of City Hall.

 

2.

The Mayor arrived. As a result, she found a sea of tents in front of City Hall. 

3.

The Mayor arrived and unexpectedly found a sea of tents in front of City Hall. 

 
 

a sea of – an expression used when several objects cover a surface as far as the eye can see.

Huddleston, Rodney and Geoffrey K. Pullum."Catenative complements, adjuncts, and coordinates: Adjuncts of result" The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002 (1224) Print.