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    What dose the word decide mean in the following sentence?

    I decided that I had enjoyed teaching and wanted to apply for a professorship at a major university.

    Does it mean that the speaker may not like it but he or she has had the heart set on it?

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    Re: decide

    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
    What dose the word decide mean in the following sentence?

    I decided that I had enjoyed teaching and wanted to apply for a professorship at a major university.

    Does it mean that the speaker may not like it but he or she has had the heart set on it?
    I don't think English people would use "decided" in this sentence. Anyway I'll try to explain it. I think it means "I came to the conclusion".


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    Re: decide

    I agree with Harry.


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    Re: decide

    Thanks Harry and Anglika.

    Anglika, that you agree with harry means that you don't use the word decided in that way but it means to come to conclusion?

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