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    From teaching to work on my dissertation.

    Hi,

    Can you tell me what does this sentence mean to you, especially the bold part?


    I need some time off from teaching to work on my dissertation.


    Can you tell me how to understand "From teaching to work on my dissertation"?


    Thanks a lot

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    Re: From teaching to work on my dissertation.

    Hello,

    You are both a teacher and someone who has to write a dissertation. Time constraints mean that you are finding it difficult to do both hence you decide that since your dissertation is a priority you will stop teaching for a while. i.e. Time away from (off from) teaching.....

    Does that help?

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    Re: From teaching to work on my dissertation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    Can you tell me what does this sentence mean to you, especially the bold part?


    I need some time off from [my job] teaching [in order] to work on my dissertation[/B].


    Can you tell me how to understand "From teaching to work on my dissertation"?


    Thanks a lot
    I thought perhaps breaking the parts out by color might make it even more 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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