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fruit for export

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:43 am
by azz
Can one say
a. I sent my son to the conservatory to be taught music.
b. Our country produces fruit to be exported.
c. Our country produces fruit for export.

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In (b) and (c) is all the fruit we produce exported or only some of it?

Many thanks.

Re: fruit for export

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:51 am
by PauladePlume
In neither B nor C does the wording fairly imply that export is the exclusive disposition of the fruit. You'd have to add the limiting word only, exclusively, solely or some such.

Re: fruit for export

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:03 pm
by tony h
In England for a we use conservatoire. Conservatory is a glass house adjoined to house for the growing of plants, and now, more commonly, used as a living space.

I agree with PauladePlume that B and C do not suggest, and no one would infer, that the fruit was solely for export.