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meant點解同應該可以點用?

meant應該可以點用?

meant to

meant for

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    meant to 和 meant for 都是解事物本身的原意。

    4. To design, intend, or destine for a certain purpose or end: a building that was meant for storage; a student who was meant to be a scientist.

    from the free dictionary.

    a building that was meant for storage;

    一個原意是做貨倉的大廈

    a student who was meant to be a scientist.

    一個原本打算做科學家的學生。

    Even if we allow ourselves to talk loosely about what things in nature are “meant” for, it should be obvious that this does not tell the whole story about what they can be used for. By Briffa’s logic, a chicken’s thigh is meant to help it stand up and walk. Does that mean we should be wary about eating it, because it wasn’t meant for eating? What about honey, another favourite of health food shops? That was “meant” for bees not humans. As for eggs, well, they were “meant” to be baby animals, not omelettes.

    http://www.butterfliesandwheels.com/badmovesprint....

    what things in nature are “meant” for,

    大自然事物的原本用途

    a chicken’s thigh is meant to help it stand up and walk.

    一隻雞原意是用來幫隻雞站立走路。

    because it wasn’t meant for eating?

    因他的原意不是給我們食用

    這裏 MEANT FOR 是事物用作的用本用途

    FOR + GERUND

    MEANT TO 是事物的原本用意

    TO + INFINITIVE (VERB)

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