“I feel much better now compared to back in spring training,’’ Sanchez said through an interpreter Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. “Overall, I’ve had more time to practice and work with my new stance. In spring training, my back held me back a little bit and prevented me from going at it the way I wanted to. The past two or three months, I went to the Dominican Republic and worked really hard on it.”

The results will be there for all to see soon enough.


What's the meaning and grammatical construction of "be there for all to see"?

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It is very close to literal. If something is there for all to see, then it is somewhere that everyone can see it. It is there, and (or so) all may see it. It is in a public place.

When applied to something abstract, like "results", it just means that anyone can know about the results. The results are public.

In this context, the baseball player has been working on his stance. Soon he will be playing baseball matches, and the improvement in his stance will mean that he plays better, and everyone who watches him will know that he is playing better, because he will be playing in public.

  • There is no the object of "see". What's the reason why? Mar 28, 2023 at 19:07
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    @Englishgood see doesn't need an explicit object. "(something) for you to verb" means that you can verb the thing.
    – stangdon
    Mar 28, 2023 at 19:15
  • @stangdon Does "for all to see" mean "(in order) for all to see"? Mar 28, 2023 at 19:20
  • How would you understand "The chips are for all to eat". It means "Everyone can/may eat the chips".
    – James K
    Mar 28, 2023 at 19:30
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    @Englishgood Yes, that is essentially correct. It is there so that all may see it.
    – stangdon
    Mar 28, 2023 at 20:27

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