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    what does the 'bound' mean in this sentence?

    But it's bound to be packed

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    Default Re: what does the 'bound' mean in this sentence?

    But it's bound to be packed

    to be bound to: it is likely to happen/be/do.

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    I still cannot understand the meaning of this sentence in this dialog:

    JOAN
    : That new Indian restaurant in Wetherfield is supposed to be excellent... the Rajdoot. Qi

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    : How do you spell that?

    JOAN
    : R-A-J-D-O-O-T.

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    : But itís bound to be packed.

    JOAN
    : Well, letís put that down as the first choice and have some back-ups. What about the
    Park View Hotel as a second choice?

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    PETER
    : Yes, thatís always reliable. Park View


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    Cool Re: what does the 'bound' mean in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tvita View Post
    I still cannot understand the meaning of this sentence in this dialog:

    JOAN
    : That new Indian restaurant in Wetherfield is supposed to be excellent... the Rajdoot. Qi

    PETER
    : How do you spell that?

    JOAN
    : R-A-J-D-O-O-T.

    PETER
    : But it’s bound to be packed.

    JOAN
    : Well, let’s put that down as the first choice and have some back-ups. What about the
    Park View Hotel as a second choice?

    Q2
    PETER
    : Yes, that’s always reliable. Park View

    But it's bound to be packed. = The restaurant in question will certainly be packed (with people; it will be full of people/it will be crowded there).


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    Default Re: what does the 'bound' mean in this sentence?

    Does "bound" in this case is a noun or past participle from "to bind"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tvita View Post
    Does "bound" in this case is a noun or past participle from "to bind"?
    Oh, so that's the problem. It's an adjective never used before a noun (you couldn't say a bound restaurant, for example).


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