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    Meaning of a sentence

    What is the actual meaning of "I will teach him to deceive others"?
    Whether it means:
    (i) I will teach him a lesson for deceiving others, or
    (ii) I will teach him how to deceive others.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Meaning of a sentence

    It could mean either, depending on the intonation and emotion. If an evil genius is speaking, and is simply announcing an intention, it means (ii). If a normal person says, it, with anger, it means (i).

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