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    hoandt is offline Newbie
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    Hi all,

    I read this sentence below but I could not understand the meaning of provides a platform

    "EASCA’s competition division provides a platform for all sound-quality fans in Europe"

    Does it mean a purpose or an aim ?

    Thank you in advance!

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    Default Re: provides a platform ?

    In general, the term "provides a platform" means "to give exposure to something" such as a concept, policy, view, opinion, political position etc.

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    Default Re: provides a platform ?

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    In general, the term "provides a platform" means "to give exposure to something" such as a concept, policy, view, opinion, political position etc.
    Do you mean "to give defination,or to show the truth"?

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    Default Re: provides a platform ?

    No, this means something like "provides a stage" or "provides a podium." It gives a place to speak and be heard.

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    Default Re: provides a platform ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dacre View Post
    No, this means something like "provides a stage" or "provides a podium." It gives a place to speak and be heard.
    Yes, but not necessarily a physical stage or podium.
    This forum provides a platform for the discussion of English.
    It's a metaphor.
    Literal: You have a vase of flowers, but nothing to put it on. Someone provides you with a platform, and you put the vase on the platform, and everyone's happy.
    Metaphorical:
    1. You have a point of view, but nowhere to say it. Someone provides you with an online forum, and you write your opinion on that 'platform'.

    2. "Sound-quality fans in Europe" have a need to see a game, but no games are to be seen. Someone provides the "EASCA’s competition division", and those games are the platform upon which the fans have an outlet for their fanaticism.

    I would not have written this sentence. It's not a good metaphor. The EASCA really provides a platform for lower ranked players more than anything, as I read it.

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