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    #1

    take on OJT?

    I know normally verb "have" is used when you say "have OJT" but I do wonder if "take on" is replaceable for "have" to mean the same.

    One more thing is about "central heating system" and "central-provided heating system". are they same in the meaning or different?

    Please help with these questions.

    thank you in advance.

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    Re: take on OJT?

    I had to google OJT. I've never heard it as an acronym before!

    I'm not sure that "take on" is the best choice because it leads to an ugly repetition of "on". Even when using the acronym so one doesn't actually say the word twice, people reading it might well say the words in their head rather than use the initials, and it might feel a little odd.

    In general, I'm not sure one really does "take on training" (of any kind). One "has" or "does", possibly "undergoes" although I don't like that - it feels like someone is trying to find a somehow more refined word for "does" and feels a little fake.

    You could "go through a period of OJT", or "spend X days/weeks in OJT".

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    Re: take on OJT?

    (I suppose potential employers might refer to 'taking on OJT' - where T stands for trainees rather than training. But it's not something I've heard.)

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    Re: take on OJT?

    For the benefit of those still wondering what OJT means, it's 'on the job training'.

    Rover

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    #5

    Re: take on OJT?

    As for your other question, I've only ever heard central heat, not the other.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: take on OJT?

    And here we only say 'central heating (system)'.

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    Re: take on OJT?

    Yes, that's what I meant. Not the one with "provided."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: take on OJT?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Yes, that's what I meant. Not the one with "provided."
    I wondered if Am. Eng just said 'heat' - which would explain a song lyric that's always bothered me: 'I got steam heat'.

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    Re: take on OJT?

    We would say either "gas heat" or "gas heating," in describing your house.

    HVAC is definitely "heating" though

    (I just wanted to differentiate from the "provided" version - sorry to have not been very clear.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: take on OJT?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I wondered if Am. Eng just said 'heat' - which would explain a song lyric that's always bothered me: 'I got steam heat'.

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    We say "central heating," "heat" or "steam heat." They are sometimes interchangeable, sometimes not, depending on how the heat is generated.

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