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    Post Please help me check out what he said

    Dear friends,

    Would you please help me check out the lunch.mp3 below? Was he saying 'business lunch is seen like a far more relax way to have or to talk about business...'??? Thank you!
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    Re: Please help me check out what he said

    Heidi.
    This is the complete sentence:

    "Business lunches seem like a far more relaxed way to have work and to talk about business, since you are able to talk about personal issues as well, while also enjoying some delicious food".

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    Re: Please help me check out what he said

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    Heidi.
    This is the complete sentence:

    "Business lunches seem like a far more relaxed way to have work and to talk about business, since you are able to talk about personal issues as well, while also enjoying some delicious food".

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    Thank you so much for your help.
    'Business lunches seem like a far more relaxed way to have work and to talk...' I don't understand what it means here 'to have work', could you please give me some explanation?

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    Re: Please help me check out what he said

    I don't understand what it means here 'to have work', could you please give me some explanation?

    You're right to notice that it's not the normal construction. I'm sure he just means "to do some work", "to carry on with work", or "continue working", but it came out as "to have work" and he kept going because, although it's a little awkward, the meaning is clear. He also hesitates slightly when he nearly says "more" and then says "far more", perhaps he was nervous.

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    Re: Please help me check out what he said

    Thank you, JMurray.

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