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    Default Can someone check the grammar of 2 sentences

    Hello guys,

    Can someone check the grammar of the following sentences:

    What was the motivation of your chosen major at your higher education
    Because I had already studied Mechanical Engineering and I wanted to learn more about this subject

    Please provide a critical self-assessment
    I am an ambitious and disciplined person who like to work with people. When I meet new people or feel ill at ease I can be unassuming.


    I have some trouble with the last sentence, I'd like to say something about "To wait for the cat to jump"

    Thank you in advance

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    Default Re: Can someone check the grammar of 2 sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Aapnootmies View Post
    Hello guys,

    Can someone check the grammar of the following sentences:

    What was the motivation of your chosen major at your higher education
    Because I had already studied Mechanical Engineering and I wanted to learn more about this subject
    "Because" is not necessary. In form, this is not a "why?" question.
    Also, I think it's obvious that, if you enrol to study something, you want to learn more about it. The question is asking you what is your motivation for wanting to know more about it. Examples of motivation are: job prospects, intellectual curiosity, etc.

    Please provide a critical self-assessment
    I am an ambitious and disciplined person who likes to work with people.
    This is OK, if it's true.
    When I meet new people or feel ill at ease I can be unassuming.
    This is probably unnecessary - it could relate to anyone.

    I have some trouble with the last sentence, I'd like to say something about "To wait for the cat to jump"
    That's not a common idiom in English. What do you mean by it?

    Thank you in advance
    You grammar isn't bad. But you haven't given much information if the person who reads this is to decide whether you get a place in the course or a job.

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