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    #1

    What is the meaning of serving a purpose

    Hi,

    what's the meaning of this sentence? It didn't serve any purpose.

    Thanks.


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    Re: What is the meaning of serving a purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Hi,

    what's the meaning of this sentence? It didn't serve any purpose.

    Thanks.
    It sits idle.


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    Re: What is the meaning of serving a purpose

    That means "It didn't help" or "It wasn't helpful".

    purpose - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    serve a purpose (=achieve a particular aim)
    - It would serve no useful purpose to re-open the investigation.

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