Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    keannu's Avatar
    keannu is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    4,349
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Are you a family man?

    When I was in Canada, I once had an interview with a company, and the interviewer asked me "Are you a family man?". The position offered a small payment for college students, so the salary wasn't sufficient for a man with a family, that's why he was worried and asked if it was okay to accept the job.
    But I thought of the expression literally, and answered "Yes, I have a family, my wife, son......"
    Does "family man" always mean a man who cherishes his family or sometimes a plain meaning of a man who has a family?
    Last edited by keannu; 26-Feb-2012 at 04:11.

  2. #2
    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    14,555
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Are you a family man?

    He's simply a man who has a family.

    You need to add an adjective like devoted if you want to emphasise his emotional attachment to his family.

    Rover

Similar Threads

  1. How are your family vs How's your family?
    By keannu in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-Jan-2012, 18:52
  2. family is perfectionists or family are perfectionist
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28-Apr-2010, 00:48
  3. [Grammar] He is a skilled man vs he is a skillful man?
    By kwfine in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Oct-2009, 04:57
  4. Family man
    By Bushwhacker in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-May-2009, 10:32
  5. [Grammar] Man(human) man(male) men (plural) and the definite article...+adverbs
    By Maluues in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-Sep-2008, 00:09

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •