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Post time 2006-1-14 21:53:13 |Display all floors
They will cotinue to undertake to do for children that which only children can do for themselves.

他们将继续尽责地去为孩子做只有孩子自己才能为自己做的事情。


这句中的undertake 是什么用法?能举例说明吗?

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understake in the above text seems have the meaning of promise

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Post time 2006-1-15 10:22:50 |Display all floors
Good guess! It does seem to mean promise in those cases. It can also mean to take on a challenge or begin a project. It cannot be used everywhere you might use "promise".

If you'd say:
I promise to take you to the theater.
you cannot say
I undertake to take you to the theater.

It refers to big things, big projects, or big challenges.
:)
I am not rich.  :L

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Post time 2006-1-15 12:33:04 |Display all floors
Thanks!

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Post time 2006-1-15 16:09:01 |Display all floors

undertake

try:
to assume the responsibility of carrying out certain task?

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Post time 2006-1-15 21:19:28 |Display all floors
it means a responsibility of you, and you need overcome some difficulties to do it.

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