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    Question sporting bent

    What's the meaning of "sporting bent" in the sentence "They urge to live out their personal sporting bent"?

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    Re: sporting bent

    A "sporting bent" means that they have an interest in or passion for sports.

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    Re: sporting bent

    Incidentally, the word 'urge' is probably mistaken. Who wants who to follow their sporting bent? Are they just keen to do it? Is it 'an urgent need'? - perhaps that's where the idea of 'urge' came from. People can have an 'urgent need', but 'urge' as a verb on its own refers to one person encouraging another person to do something.

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    Last edited by BobK; 08-Dec-2009 at 17:09. Reason: Added last sentence

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    Re: sporting bent

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Incidentally, the word 'urge' is probably mistaken. Who wants who to follow their sporting bent? Are they just keen to do it? Is it 'an urgent need'? - perhaps that's where the idea of 'urge' came from. People can have an 'urgent need', but 'urge' as a verb on its own refers to one person encouraging another person to do something.

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    I'm so sorry that I've made a mistaken on typing. It should be their urge instead of they urge. In this context urge is a noun not a verb

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