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    Question in what capacity

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    In post office, Mr. Burns run into a woman who looked familiar to him. And he said to himself, "Wait a minute. I know that woman. But from when? And in what capacity?"

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    What does "capacity" exactly mean? I think it refers to an occasion or situation. But I fail to find a close entry of the definitions about it from my dictionary. Could someone please enlighten me on this? Thanks!


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    Re: in what capacity

    "in what capacity?" >> What was she doing? Was she a nurse, a bank clerk, a secretary, a receptionist - and so on.

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    Re: in what capacity

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "in what capacity?" >> What was she doing? Was she a nurse, a bank clerk, a secretary, a receptionist - and so on.

    Anglika, thank you for your illustration.

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