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    take advantage / of the means

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    She took advantage, therefore, of the means of study the place offered her; and as she was already a musician and a good linguist, she speedily went through the little course of study which was considered necessary for ladies in those days.

    take advantage of = put to good use; avail oneself of; also, profit selfishly by, exploit

    of the means = of the resources

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 26-Jul-2010 at 12:39.

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    Re: take advantage / of the means

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    She took advantage, therefore, of the means of study the place offered her; and as she was already a musician and a good linguist, she speedily went through the little course of study which was considered necessary for ladies in those days.

    take advantage of = put to good use; avail oneself of; also, profit selfishly by, exploit

    of the means = of the resources

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Yes. With "take advantage" in this context, your first two definitions are better.

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