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flyingcat2008

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china,chino
Basic infrastructure in Algeria is in line with the size of the country, and so are its deficiencies. Its development will be an asset for the economy.
Hi, everyone!
I wonder how to udnerstand the word "asset" in this sentence.

It means "the development of basic infrastructure will be contribute the economy"?

Can you give me a more exact explainantion?

Hope you help:)
 
  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    Yes, it means that its development will be a contribution to the economy. (OR: will contribute to the economy.)

    I would expect "be an asset to the economy", but I don't think for is wrong.
     
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