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    #1

    academically inclined

    Hi.

    This sentence is from cambridge.org.

    She's very bright, but she's not academically inclined. (source: inclined)

    Would you please tell me the English meaning of "academically inclined"? I know its Chinese meaning but I don't know how to explain it to my student.

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    #2

    Re: academically inclined

    She doesn't like to study or pursue higher education. She has no interest in studying.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: academically inclined

    I'm sorry. I took a look at the definition of the word "inclined" in the link and it says the phrase means "having natural artistic, technical, etc. ability"

    And this means "She doesn't have natural academic ability". But you said she doesn't like studying.

    So, which one is correct?

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    #4

    Re: academically inclined

    If you are inclined to do something it is something you are interested in doing.
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    #5

    Re: academically inclined

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    If you are inclined to do something it is something you are interested in doing.
    Okay, I see. The dictionary is wrong.

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    #6

    Re: academically inclined

    inclined - (def.2) disposed; of a mind (usually followed by to). He was inclined to stay.

    (From Dictionary.com)
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    #7

    Re: academically inclined

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Okay, I see. The dictionary is wrong.
    No, it is not wrong. The sentence is about her academic ability. She does not get particularly good grades, despite being bright.

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    #8

    Re: academically inclined

    She's very bright, but she's not academically inclined.

    We don't kmow from that sentence that she got bad grades. Maybe she just doesn't want to go to college.
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