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    JACEK1 is offline Key Member
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    does "destined" mean "intended"

    Hello everybody!
    The ferry, which is destined for a customer, will be constructed in Szczecin.
    Is the use of "destined for a customer" understood by you? By "destined for a customer", I mean that the ferry is intended for the customer, she is going to be built for him.
    Do you agree with me?
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    Re: does "destined" mean "intended"

    No, it doesn't sound right.

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    Re: does "destined" mean "intended"

    It's grammatically right but odd. Isn't every vessel a shipyard makes built for a customer? Who else does the yard build them for?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: does "destined" mean "intended"

    You can say "the ferry is destined for (a location)".

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    Re: does "destined" mean "intended"

    It's not wrong, and we live in an age where the patently obvious is often stated, so feel free to use it. However, how many ships are built on the off-chance that someone will want them?

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