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    Which one of the phrases is correct?

    Hi Everyone,

    I need help with 2 set of phrases.
    I would like to know which phrase is correct (if any...)

    Phrase A
    1- if you decide to take me FOR the job, I promise I will work hard.... etc
    2- if you decide to take me ON the job, I promise I will work hard.... etc

    Another phrase, if I may...

    Phrase B)
    1. your advertisement says that the job might like to someone that needs to improve english.

    2. your advertisement says that the job might like someone that needs to improve english.

    Thank you in advance for your help!

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    Re: Which one of the phrases is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by relibar View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    I need help with 2 set of phrases.
    I would like to know which phrase is correct (if any...)

    Phrase A
    1- if you decide to take me FOR the job, I promise I will work hard.... etc
    2- if you decide to take me ON the job, I promise I will work hard.... etc

    Another phrase, if I may...

    Phrase B)
    1. your advertisement says that the job might like to someone that needs to improve english.

    2. your advertisement says that the job might like someone that needs to improve english.

    Thank you in advance for your help!
    Welcome to the forums
    1- "...if you decide to take me FOR the job, I promise I will work hard..." This one is correct.
    2. "...your advertisement says that the job might suit someone that needs to improve their English. This is correct.


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    Re: Which one of the phrases is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Welcome to the forums
    1- "...if you decide to take me FOR the job, I promise I will work hard..." This one is correct.
    2. "...your advertisement says that the job might suit someone that needs to improve their English. This is correct.
    I thought so, thanks a lot!

    I was wondering... "to take someone on". Is there a meaning to it? or is it just slang?
    I recall hearing in films the phrase "I'll take you on that" meaning "I will consider it a promise". But searching the web I came up with nothing.

    or as an alternative, can you say:

    "if you decide to take me on, I promise..."

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    Re: Which one of the phrases is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by relibar View Post
    I thought so, thanks a lot!

    I was wondering... "to take someone on". Is there a meaning to it? or is it just slang?
    I recall hearing in films the phrase "I'll take you on that" meaning "I will consider it a promise". But searching the web I came up with nothing.

    or as an alternative, can you say:

    "if you decide to take me on, I promise..."
    Yes, you can say "if you take me on" to mean "if you give me the job".

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