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    analysis form

    Dear teachers,


    I have read the sentence below and I am not sure what’s the meaning of the first half of the sentence.

    A student of mine once failed to indicate on his needs analysis form that he was regularly
    involved in negotiating.

    This is how I get it.

    A student of mine once failed to realise what some studies produced that he needs to know he was regularly involved in negotiating.

    I can’t figure out especially the expression - failed to indicate on his needs analysis form.

    Also, I have troubles to understand the role of the - analasis form.


    Thank you
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    Re: analysis form

    A needs analysis form is a way of trying to find out the exact requirements and needs the learner has for English- it will involve questions about whether they need to communicate over the telephone, write letters, emails, have meetings, give presentations, etc. The person didn't write down that they had to do a lot of negotiating, so presumably the teacher didn't plan to include the language and skills for negotiating in English.

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    Re: analysis form

    A needs analysis form is a way of trying to find out the exact requirements and needs the learner has for English- it will involve questions about whether they need to communicate over the telephone, write letters, emails, have meetings, give presentations, etc.

    Am I corect that in the sentence above:
    1. A needs is a plural noun, if yes why do we use the indefinite article.
    2. Form is a verb.

    Thank you for your patience

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    Re: analysis form

    Quote Originally Posted by oves View Post
    A needs analysis form is a way of trying to find out the exact requirements and needs the learner has for English.
    Am I corect that in the sentence above:
    1. A needs is a plural noun, if yes why do we use the indefinite article.
    2. Form is a verb.
    No. It is a form (noun) for the analysis (noun) of a person's needs (nouns)

    In the expression a needs analysis form, 'needs analysis' functions adjectivally; we have a singular form.

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