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    Default blend in, polish the shoes

    Tim needs to join his senior staffs' gathering to where he feels reluntant. The reasons are :
    1. he doesn't want to be isolated
    2. he wants to get a higher chance for promotion
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    a) Can I rephrase to :

    Tim needs to join his senior staffs' gathering because he wants to blend into their society and polish their shoes to get promotion.

    B) Are the above questions correct in grammar?


    Thank you.

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    Default Re: blend in, polish the shoes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Tim needs to join his senior staffs' gathering to where he feels reluntant.
    The original sentence does not make sense. "Reluntant" is not a word.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: blend in, polish the shoes

    Your title has nothing at all to do with your question.

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    Default Re: blend in, polish the shoes

    polish their shoes
    I'd use something like lick their boots.

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    Default Re: blend in, polish the shoes

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'd use something like lick their boots.
    Dear Tdol,

    1. I try to make the sentence as follow by using lick their boots.

    To get a better chance for promotion, he does all possible ways to blend in to the senior's society and even lick their boots.

    2. I want to make a sentence by using blend in. Is the above sentence correct?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: blend in, polish the shoes

    I wouldn't use it- he's trying to get on, not blend in. Blend in is not to stand out or be noticeable, like camouflage, but if you want to be promoted, then being unnoticeable is not a good thing..

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