fruit for export

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fruit for export

Post by azz » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:43 am

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.
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Post by PauladePlume » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:51 am

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.
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Re: fruit for export

Post by tony h » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:03 pm

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.
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