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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.


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.