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    "ideal" is being used here in virtual inverted commas

    Ideal is the beacon. Without ideal , there is no secure direction without
    direction , there is no life.

    Dear teacher,

    When I was asking a question about the above, a native responsed the following.

    I don't know the quote, LQZ, so it's hard to comment. It certainly looks quite strange to me. A couple of possibilities:
    (1) "ideal" is being used here in virtual inverted commas
    However, I have trouble understanding the bold part. Could you please explain to me? Thanks.


    LQZ

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    Re: "ideal" is being used here in virtual inverted commas

    Quote Originally Posted by LQZ View Post
    Ideal is the beacon. Without ideal , there is no secure direction without
    direction , there is no life.

    Dear teacher,

    When I was asking a question about the above, a native responsed the following.



    However, I have trouble understanding the bold part. Could you please explain to me? Thanks.


    LQZ
    The suggestion is that 'ideal' should be quoted as a word. But I don't think so.
    Your sentences seem to mean:
    "Ideals are the beacon. Without ideals, there is no secure direction; without direction, there is no life."

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    Re: "ideal" is being used here in virtual inverted commas

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    The suggestion is that 'ideal' should be quoted as a word. But I don't think so.
    Your sentences seem to mean:
    "Ideals are the beacon. Without ideals, there is no secure direction; without direction, there is no life."
    Thanks, Raymott.

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