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    #1

    It provides for exceptions...

    What is the meaning of this clause?

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    #2

    Re: It provides for exceptions...

    "It allows for instances where the normal constraints don't apply."
    Naturally, some context would be helpful.

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    Re: It provides for exceptions...

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "It allows for instances where the normal constraints don't apply."
    Naturally, some context would be helpful.
    Thanks Raymott. However, it is my weakness that I couldn't understand clearly. Here goes an example: "The tax is on trains, not trucks as it provides exception for small business"

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    Re: It provides for exceptions...

    Your example doesn't help; it's not logical.
    But look, do you know what an exception is? You should look up a dictionary or three for this.
    We can take as an example a system that allows for exceptions. Taxation in your example is the 'it' in "It provides for exceptions."
    So, we have this tax - an income tax, say. The tax system is this: you must pay 30% tax on all income you make, if you earn over $10,000 a year. This taxation system provides for one exception. Can you spot it?

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    Re: It provides for exceptions...

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Your example doesn't help; it's not logical.
    But look, do you know what an exception is? You should look up a dictionary or three for this.
    We can take as an example a system that allows for exceptions. Taxation in your example is the 'it' in "It provides for exceptions."
    So, we have this tax - an income tax, say. The tax system is this: you must pay 30% tax on all income you make, if you earn over $10,000 a year. This taxation system provides for one exception. Can you spot it?
    I got it Raymott; it simply denotes -- It(The issue) provides for "so and so" exceptions/It(The issue) provides for exceptions "so and so". Thank you very much for your clarification.

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    Re: It provides for exceptions...

    It means that the rule does not apply to everyone. It allows exceptions. In this case, provides for is an idomatic expression for allows.

    In your example, truck drivers do not have to pay the tax.

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    Re: It provides for exceptions...

    Hi, learner7.

    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    Please put your question in the body of your post, not as the title.
    (Barb)

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    Re: It provides for exceptions...

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    It means that the rule does not apply to everyone. It allows exceptions. In this case, provides for is an idomatic expression for allows.

    In your example, truck drivers do not have to pay the tax.
    Great! Thanks to Charlie too. How to give thanks for a post!?? Sorry I do not know. I would have been given to both of you if I could.

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    Re: It provides for exceptions...

    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    Quote Originally Posted by learner7 View Post
    How to do I give thanks for a post!??
    Just click the Thank button, please.

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