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    Question ask for help..what does "the lot of " mean?

    i found this sentence in a book: “Poverty is a most necessary and indispensable ingredient in society, without which nations and communities could not exist in a state of civilization. It is the lot of man – it is the source of wealth". i don't know how to understand "the lot of man", does it mean "poverty is the nature of humankind"?

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    Re: ask for help..what does "the lot of " mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by moonriverluo View Post
    i found this sentence in a book: “Poverty is a most necessary and indispensable ingredient in society, without which nations and communities could not exist in a state of civilization. It is the lot of man – it is the source of wealth". i don't know how to understand "the lot of man", does it mean "poverty is the nature of humankind"?
    Think of it as the fate of man or what will usually happen. For example, it is the lot of salmon to die after spawning.
    In English we always capitalize "I".

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    Re: ask for help..what does "the lot of " mean?

    See definition 4 for lot (noun) here.

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    Re: ask for help..what does "the lot of " mean?

    Thank you! You helped me a lot.

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    Re: ask for help..what does "the lot of " mean?

    Your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you found helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.




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