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are to repair #1 (permalink) Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:41 am   are to repair
 

Can one say
a. The toolbox in the trunk is to repair the car if it malfunctions.
b. The toolbox in the trunk is so that you can repair the car if it malfunctions.

c. The tools in the trunk are to repair the car if it malfunctions.
d. The tools in the trunk are so that you can repair the car if it malfunctions.

?

Many thanks.
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are to repair #2 (permalink) Tue Dec 05, 2017 19:47 pm   are to repair
 

I think all are correct. A toolbox is understood to mean the box along with the tools that are inside it.
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