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What is wrong with this sentence

"This equipment is meant for connecting devices."

Is the phrase "meant for" correct English?

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    I see nothing wrong with your sentence. – Emereal Mar 10 '17 at 7:36
  • Yes, "meant for" means that its purpose is to connect devices. – Xanne Mar 10 '17 at 7:42
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Meant for is an idiomatic expression meaning:

(informal) perfectly suited for

  • You were meant for me and I was meant for you. I'm not surprised that they have such a happy marriage. I always knew that they were meant for each other.

(M-W)

You are using it correctly in your sentence.

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    But it can also have a literal meaning, i.e. the designer of the equipment meant it to be used for connecting devices. 'Intended for' would be an alternative. – Kate Bunting Mar 10 '17 at 9:25

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