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    #1

    a wheel or rotor ... is made to revolve

    turbine
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    a machine for producing continuous power in which a wheel or rotor, typically fitted with vanes, is made to revolve by a fast-moving flow of water, steam, gas, air, or other fluid

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    Which of the following does the blue part mean?

    (a) "
    a wheel ... is built, created, or produced to revolve"

    (b) "a wheel ... is caused to revolve"

    I prefer (b).

    As for (a), I wonder if there is a wheel in the world not to be built, created, or produced to revolve.

    What do you think?
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #2

    Re: a wheel or rotor ... is made to revolve

    Yes, B. The flow of a fluid causes it to revolve.

    Wheels of cheese are made for eating.

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    #3

    Re: a wheel or rotor ... is made to revolve

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    I prefer (b).

    As for (a), I wonder if there is a wheel in the world not to be built, created, or produced to revolve.
    Thank you.

    By the way, I am wondering if the "as" should be added. Do you think which is better, "as for (a)" or just "for (a)"? (And could you tell me the reason?)

    (As) for (a), I wonder if there is a wheel in the world not to be built, created, or produced to revolve.
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #4

    Re: a wheel or rotor ... is made to revolve

    Kadioguy! Say:

    Which do you think is better?
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    #5

    Re: a wheel or rotor ... is made to revolve

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    turbine
    noun

    a machine for producing continuous power in which a wheel or rotor, typically fitted with vanes, is made to revolve by a fast-moving flow of water, steam, gas, air, or other fluid

    https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/turbine
    --------------------------

    Which of the following does the blue part mean?

    (a) "
    a wheel ... is built, created, or produced to revolve"

    (b) "a wheel ... is caused to revolve"

    I prefer (b).

    As for (a), I wonder if there is a wheel in the world not to be built, created, or produced to revolve.

    What do you think?
    The word "made" does not only mean "produced/created/built" but also means "caused to do something". Both are common. I prefer "made" to "caused".
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #6

    Re: a wheel or rotor ... is made to revolve

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    By the way, I am wondering if the "as" should be added. Do you think which is better, "as for (a)" or just "for (a)"? (And could you tell me the reason?)

    (As) for (a), I wonder if there is a wheel in the world not to be built, created, or produced to revolve.
    Hello, all.

    Which do you think is better?

    1. For (a), I wonder if there is a wheel in the world not to be built, created, or produced to revolve.

    2. As for (a), I wonder if there is a wheel in the world not to be built, created, or produced to revolve.
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #7

    Re: a wheel or rotor ... is made to revolve

    A) doesn't mean that it actually revolves.

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    #8

    Re: a wheel or rotor ... is made to revolve

    You know, if you look at the "by" clause, you would be able to tell it wasn't about the manufacture of the wheel. The wheel wasn't made "by a fast-moving flow of..."

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    #9

    Re: a wheel or rotor ... is made to revolve

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    A) doesn't mean that it actually revolves.
    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    You know, if you look at the "by" clause, you would be able to tell it wasn't about the manufacture of the wheel. The wheel wasn't made "by a fast-moving flow of..."
    Thank you.

    And could you help me with the question in post #6? Which one do you think is better?
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #10

    Re: a wheel or rotor ... is made to revolve

    I think "As to (a)" is better.
    I am not a teacher.

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