Student or Learner
which is correct?
1. i took/had my training last Feb 2007.
2. i took/had the workshop(flight attendant workshop) last Feb. 2007.
I took a similar training at another institution.
Why do I have to take this training?
Workshop is a type of seminar, discussion group, or the like, that emphasizes exchange of ideas and the demonstration and application of techniques, skills, etc where you have to take an active part. So the more appropriate verb for taking part in a workshop is ‘to participate’
I had last participated in a flight attendant workshop in Feb 2007. (Use past perfect for better clarity)
In British English, we would generally not use 'a' with training alone and would say something like 'I did my training' or 'I took a training course'.
I had last participated in a flight attendant workshop in Feb 2007.
Why past perfect? Shouldn't the sentence be in the simple past tense when the time is stated?
thanks to all who replied.:) I really appreciate it.
(Not a teacher)
Perhaps its a British colloquialism, or perhaps even more local than that, but the verb 'take' can be used with 'workshop' or something similar - class, seminar etc - to mean 'lead', that is, be the person who 'teaches' the material. So:
'I took a training course last February' to me could mean either you led it, or you participated in it. For this reason, I'd use one of the more specific verbs as other have suggested - attend, undertake, do etc.
The past perfect tense is used to express 'action in the past before another action in the past.' How could it be used in the context?I had last participated in a flight attendant workshop in Feb 2007. (Use past perfect for better clarity)
The sentence would mean the person participated in the workshop before Feb 2007 which is not what writer means to say.
Here ‘last’ (=latest)is used as adverb to modify the verb ‘participated ‘, which means the participation in Feb’07 was the latest.. It can not mean before Feb.07 without use of the preposition ‘before’.