Usage of the last / the first to V
I have learned that there is no meaning of the future in "the first one / the last one to V" as in
He was the first person to cross the continent.
= He was the first person who crossed the continent.
However, today I learned that there is also a meaning of the future in "the last one to V" as in
He is the last one to give up.
= He is the last one who will give up.
He is the last man to succeed in the attempt.
=He is the last man who will succeed in the attempt.
And then the last / first to V also have the meaning of the future?
Thank you so much and I hope to make my point clear to you.
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