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    achieve one's ambition mean

    Hey,

    is this a form ? i know achieve and ambition mean seperate. but i cant understand achieve one's ambition.

    Thanks

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    Re: achieve one's ambition mean

    Quote Originally Posted by GokhanTr View Post
    Hey,

    What does "achieve one's ambition" mean?

    Is this a form? I know "achieve" and "ambition" have different meanings seperate. but I can't understand "achieve one's ambition".

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Do you understand the use of the word "one's" to mean "of an unspecified person"? Do you understand that we always achieve 'something'? Where did you see the phrase? Please give us the whole sentence in which you found it.

    Also, please look at my corrections in red above. Always follow these rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

    You need to put your actual question in the body of the post, not just in the title.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: achieve one's ambition mean

    I see. I hope I will learn. My English is not good. Thanks.

    For example: "he achieved his ambition to become a journalist"
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Mar-2015 at 10:22. Reason: Removed unnecessary quote

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    Re: achieve one's ambition mean

    The sentence you quoted does not use the phrase "to achieve one's ambition". I wondered where you had seen those exact four words. If someone has an ambition to become a journalist and he achieves that ambition, it means that he actually became a journalist.

    When I was a child, my ambition was to become a pilot. I am not a pilot. I have not achieved my ambition. I did not achieve my ambition to become a pilot.

    My brother always wanted to own a shoe shop. He owns a shoe shop. He has achieved his ambition. My brother achieved his ambition to own a shoe shop.
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    Re: achieve one's ambition mean

    I have understood right now.
    I saw it on google translate. But I've just understood that its diffirent mean.

    I want to improve my English. I hope u will answer all my questions.

    Regards, thanks again.

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    Re: achieve one's ambition mean

    Quote Originally Posted by GokhanTr View Post
    I have understood right now. Now I understand.

    I saw it on Google Translate. But I've just understood that its diffirent mean. This part doesn't make sense. What do you mean by "its different mean"?

    I want to improve my English. I hope you will answer all my questions.

    Regards, thanks again. Unnecessary.
    We will all be happy to help you with your English. Post specific questions and remember to check your writing before you post. Please don't use textspeak/chatlish - "u" is not an English word, it's "you".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: achieve one's ambition mean

    My example was "he achieved his ambition to become a journalist" and you said that "The sentence you quoted does not use the phrase "to achieve one's ambition""

    So I tried to write "now I understand that they are diffirent".


    Again doesn't make sense? :)

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    Ah, I understand! I'm sorry, I didn't realise you were trying to say that "he achieved his ambition" does not use the same words as "to achieve one's ambition".

    Do you now understand the meaning of the phrase?
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    Re: achieve one's ambition mean

    Yes, I do.

    And last question :) Why do you use "realise"? Why dont you use "understand"? Are they close(same) mean? What is the diffirent between?

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    Re: achieve one's ambition mean

    Quote Originally Posted by GokhanTr View Post
    Yes, I do.

    And I have one last question. :) Why do did you use "realise"? Why dont didn't you use "understand"? Are they close (same) in meaning? What is the diffirent difference between them?
    Have you looked up "to realise" and "to understand" in a dictionary? What differences did you find?
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