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Here are 2 definitions of the words stake:

1. Money that sb invests in a company.

Ex: A 30% stake in the business.

2. An important part or share in a business, plan..that is important to you and that you want to be succesful.

Ex: She has a personal stake in the success of the play.

Many young people no longer feel they have a stake in society.

Question 1: Please read:

The ownership of UK plc has changed dramatically in the past four decades. In 1963, individuals owned more than 50 per cent of the market and overseas investors held just 7 per cent. By 2004, just over 14 per cent was owned directly by small shareholders, despite the privatisation programme of the Thatcher years and the demutualisation of building societies and insurers. Foreign holdings soared to nearly a third of the whole market, but the biggest chunk is controlled by City money managers.

What people do not realise, according to the authors of a new book, is that these institutions are simply holding the assets on behalf of ordinary savers - so millions of people hold tiny stakes in companies through their pension funds and endowment plans.

Will you choose (1) or (2) as the definition of stakes?

Question 2: Please read:

She has a stake in the future success of the business.

Will you choose (1) or (2) as the definition of stake?

Question 3: Please read: Have a stake in a company.

Will you choose (1) or (2) as the definition of stake?

Quoc
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Tung QuocHere are 2 definitions of the words stake:

1. Money that sb invests in a company.

Ex: A 30% stake in the business.

2. An important part or share in a business, plan..that is important to you and that you want to be succesful.

Ex: She has a personal stake in the success of the play.

Many young people no longer feel they have a stake in society.

A third definition, similar to (2) (from the Cambridge Dictionary):
3. have a stake in
If you have a stake in something which is important to you, you have a personal interest or involvement in it:
Employers have a stake in the training of their staff.

Question 1:

What people do not realise, according to the authors of a new book, is that these institutions are simply holding the assets on behalf of ordinary savers - so millions of people hold tiny stakes in companies through their pension funds and endowment plans.

Will you choose (1) or (2) as the definition of stakes? (1)


Question 2: Please read:

She has a stake in the future success of the business.

Will you choose (1) or (2) as the definition of stake? (2/3)

Question 3: Please read: Have a stake in a company.

Will you choose (1) or (2) as the definition of stake? (probably 1)
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>Ex: She has a personal stake in the success of the play.
personal interest