He could have agencies

English translation: "he would turn to agencies asking them to look for such men"

09:02 Jul 19, 2012
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Art/Literary - Esoteric practices
English term or phrase: He could have agencies
Hello everyone,

It is my opinion that with the right kind of training every man could be a success. It is really a shame that so many men and women, rich in ability and talent, are allowed to go to waste, so to speak. Some day I hope to see a millionaire philanthropist start a school for the training of failures. I am sure he could not put his money to a better use. In a year's time the science of practical psychology could do wonders for him. **He could have agencies** on the lookout for men that had lost their grip on themselves; that had through indisposition weakened their will; that through some sorrow or misfortune had become discouraged. At first all they need is a little help to get them back on their feet, but usually they get a knock downwards instead.

Does "He could have agencies" imply that he himself could open agencies to look for men that had lost their grip or does it imply that he would turn to agencies asking them to look for such men?

Thank you
Mikhail Korolev
Local time: 17:51
Selected answer:"he would turn to agencies asking them to look for such men"
Explanation:
I guess it sounds more logical.


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Note added at 22 mins (2012-07-19 09:24:30 GMT)
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"have" in the above context means "to arrange for something to be done". In other words, he employs/requests other agencies to find such individuals for him.
Furthermore, if such a philanthropist chooses to open an agency for this cause, I think, one will suffice. No need for "agencies"!
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Mohammad Ali Moinfar (X)
Iran
Local time: 18:21
Grading comment
Thank you, Omid.
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he could have agencies
"he would turn to agencies asking them to look for such men"


Explanation:
I guess it sounds more logical.


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Note added at 22 mins (2012-07-19 09:24:30 GMT)
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"have" in the above context means "to arrange for something to be done". In other words, he employs/requests other agencies to find such individuals for him.
Furthermore, if such a philanthropist chooses to open an agency for this cause, I think, one will suffice. No need for "agencies"!

Mohammad Ali Moinfar (X)
Iran
Local time: 18:21
Native speaker of: Native in Farsi (Persian)Farsi (Persian)
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Thank you, Omid.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ana Juliá
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Ana!

agree  Thayenga: Yes, let the agencies find these men for him. :)
5 hrs
  -> Thanks, Thayenga!

agree  Phong Le
20 hrs
  -> Thanks very much Phong!

agree  Veronika McLaren
1 day 8 hrs
  -> Thank you, Veronika!
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