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Do You Understand This English Sentence?

Do You Understand This English Sentence?

Date: Oct 08 2018

Topic: Reading

Author: englishteacher24/7

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bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hi all,


Chairman : we understand but we are not sure if they honest or not


Ms. Charlotte : I undrestand you but your ideas are not true and evrynody knows them.


Chairman .I you struggle to buy this company you will always be powerful


Ms. Charlotte . we are going to decide next meeting


regards

01:10 PM Aug 21 2019 |

bluesky97

bluesky97

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello

Chairman: We understand what are you saying but we are not sure this company is trustworthy or efficient .
Ms. Charlotte: I understand your worries but your bad feeling about that company is because of your prejudgment. The situation is not a secret and all know about that.
Chairman: If you insist to buy this company, you can always use your privilege.
Ms. Charlotte:  Next meeting we will take our final decision.

07:38 PM Aug 19 2019 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much for your new lesson 🙏
My answer:
Ms. Charlotte’s meeting with her board
Chairman: We understand, but we don’t know if it’s a unreliable or rookie company.
Ms. Charlotte: I understand you, but your moods were that you decided. It’s not a secret.
Chairman: If you try very hard to buy this company, you can always use your power.
Ms. Charlotte: Critical moment is next meeting!

09:17 AM Aug 19 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Lesson #25 Reading between the lines:


Ms. Charlotte’s meeting with her board


Chairman: We understand, but we don’t know if it’s a fly by night or jackleg company.


Ms. Charlotte: I feel you, but your vibes were that your minds were made up. It’s an open secret.


Chairman: If you’re gunning to buy this company, you can always pull rank.


Ms. Charlotte: Crunch time is next meeting!


Question: Can you paraphrase this dialogue?

03:29 AM Aug 19 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Explanation for Lesson #24:


Dragging their feet= Being hesitant.


Get on board= To agree to a course of action.


To pull rank= To use the power that your position gives you to make them do what you want.


To make it happen= To cause something to happen.

08:06 AM Aug 11 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Amira- Excellent paraphrase.


Borisovna- Very good paraphrase. Change to “I will keep it in mind.”


Bluesky- Excellent paraphrase. I like you using the word “bankrupt.”


Bora- Excellent paraphrase. Change last words to ”...to buy it.”


Fatemeh- Very good paraphrase. Focus on the buying part rather than the goal part. Delete “are make progress slowly” and change to reluctant…” The rest is fine.


You all did very well on this paraphrase lesson.

10:33 PM Aug 06 2019 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much for your new lesson 🙏
My answer:
Janet- to be honest, my company is ready to fail. It’s a goal which is easily achievable and which does not require a lot of effort.
Ms. Charlotte- My Board of Directors are make progress slowly and reluctantly to buy your company. I may have to use my high position to make it happen.
Janet- I’ll be with you.

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hi all


Janet : To be honest,my company is about to go bankrupt.It’s a piece of cake for buyers.


Ms.Charlotte. My management team is acting slowly to buy and I have to step in and use my authority and take place it.


Janet: I will wait


Best regards

08:08 PM Aug 05 2019 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hi all


Janet : To be honest,my company is about to go bankrupt.It’s a piece of cake for buyers.


Ms.Charlotte. My management team is acting slowly to buy and I have to step in and use my authority and take place it.


Janet: I will wait


Best regards

bluesky97

bluesky97

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello everybody

Janet: It is a fact that my company will soon go bankrupt.So it is a good opportunity for buyers.

Ms. Charotte: My board of directors are not very eager to buy your company. I might have to use my privilege to convince them for buying your company.

Janet: OK I”ll stay in touch.

borisovna

borisovna

Ukraine

Janet -To be honest, my company has come to an end!It`s very good for the buyer-you can buy cheaply!!!


Ms. Charlotte – My director business is not inthe best shape but I will try to do everything in my power to make him manage to buy your company.


Janet – I will keep in mind!


Sorry! I may be wrong but I trying

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Hi again Mr. Alston,


Janet: Truth is, my company is ready to fall down. It’s an easy catch for a buyer.


Ms. Charlotte: My Board of Directors are indecisive to buy your company. I may have to use my power to make it happen.


Janet: I’ll be waiting.

05:23 PM Aug 05 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Lesson #24- Reading between the lines:


Janet- Truth be told, my company is ready to go under. It’s low-hanging fruit for a buyer.


Ms. Charlotte- My Board of Directors are dragging their feet to get on board to buy your company. I may have to pull rank to make it happen.


Janet- I’ll stay tuned.


Question- Can you paraphrase this dialogue?

07:08 AM Aug 05 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Explanation for Lesson #23- Reading between the lines:


Move heaven and earth= Using an extreme to make a point or doing everything you can to accomplish your goal.


 To swing it= To make something happen.


Give it a go= To approve something.


The powers to be= Those in authority.


Put some feelers out= To find out the mindset of people.


Have all of my ducks in a row= To have everything arranged in order.

09:58 PM Aug 03 2019 |

bluesky97

bluesky97

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hurrary😂✌


I searched million websites (another hyperbole😄).


I was dying to find the right answer.(another one😄)


Now I am a hot air balloon that could go to space ( also this one 😁).


Thank you dear teacher I learned a lot from this lesson.😊

englishteacher24/7

United States

Bingo for Bluesky, drum roll please! Your search has resulted in you answering correctly.


The phrase “move heaven and earth” is using hyperbole (hi-per-bol-lee) to indicate an exaggerated extreme effort to accomplish something or make a point.


Congratulatiions for your persistence!

05:25 PM Jul 30 2019 |

bluesky97

bluesky97

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Ok!


I studied a little about figures of speech.


I think it is  hyperbole.

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston
I think it is a paradox, is it true?

05:15 AM Jul 30 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Amira, you are very close, keep going!

04:36 AM Jul 30 2019 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Hi Mr Alston,


Is it a metaphor? Clearly it’s an exaggerative idiom to mean that one will do their best to accomplish something.

08:17 PM Jul 29 2019 |

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