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    apply to the foreman

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me your opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Carrie decided to apply to the foreman of the shoe factory for work.

    to apply = to address as in: to apply to an authority, to apply for work, information, permission, a certificate, etc.

    Thanks for your efforts.



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    Re: apply to the foreman

    Hi Vil

    It's quite normal in the case of factories or building sites for the foreman to interview and hire unskilled, semi-skilled and other tradesmen. He is closest to the workface and knows exactly what he needs to get the job done. The hourly/dayrate range and all other conditions that he could offer would have already been determined.

    Hope this helps

    Best regards

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