Is it possible to say...:?

... "She wanted to avail the time reading her novel book"? What's the meaning of the verb TO AVAIL in this case?

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  • 9 years ago
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    In that case "to avail" is similar to "to use". So, she wanted to use her time reading her book. It's not very commonly used like this, though. Most often, it is used as a noun, when saying something like "Our efforts to save him will be of no avail" meaning the efforts will be of no use, or won't produce any positive or advantageous results.

    Also, you wouldn't say "novel book". It's either "novel" or "book" - not both.

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