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What does it mean by "... for a reason"? For example, xxx is there for a reason. Does it simply mean there's a reason (which is not specified in the sentence) why xxx is there?
Jun 17, 2015 12:53 PM
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Exactly so; when this expression is used, it is often because someone has suggested that something should be done with or to xxx, and the reply is 'no, you can't do that; xxx is there for a reason'. We do not necessarily know what the reason is. 'Let's move that table from under the window.' 'No, you can't do that, it's there for a reason'. 'Shall we ask him to move ?' 'No, he's there for a reason'
June 17, 2015
Yes you have interpreted it correctly. The implication is also that the reason is important.
June 17, 2015
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