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Could you please tell me why the writer used "..." in the sentence below. And what does it mean?
Your job...answer the questions quickly.
Thanks in advance.
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The sentence means: "Your job: (pause) Answer the questions quickly."
I don't especially know why the writer didn't just say, "Your job is to answer the questions quickly."
There's a famous tag line from an old-time television show: "Your job -- should you decide to accept it -- is (a different assignment each week.)"
The jobs were described on a tape recorder that then self-destructed.
It's what I thought of when I read the sentence, and maybe the author intended to make a reference to this expression. If the sentence is in a humorous context, I would tend to think so.
The TV show was called Mission: Impossible
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