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    I shan't have been ...

    Hi

    A teacher was on a sick leave and the head of school using her money paid for her hospital etc.

    She said:

    If I can go back to work at the beginning of next
    term, I shan’t have been such a burden after all.’

    Does it mean if I go back to school next term I won't be such a burden to him any more.

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    Re: I shan't have been ...

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    A teacher was on a sick leave and the head of school using her money paid for her hospital etc.

    If you mean that the head used money belong to her, then you need commas round: 'using her money'.

    She said:

    If I can go back to work at the beginning of next
    term, I shan’t have been such a burden after all.’

    Does it mean if I go back to school next term I won't be such a burden to him any more.
    Not exactly. It means that when she returns to the school next term, she will be able to think. "I have not been such a burden".

    If the sentence had been, "If I can go back to work at the beginning of next term I shan't/wont be such a burden after all", then the idea is that when she returns to to the school next term, she will (no longer) be a burden.

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    Re: I shan't have been ...

    Guest, please stop reducing the font size of your quotations. Some of our eyes aren't what they were.

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    Re: I shan't have been ...

    I write using the same font size and either use italics sometimes or write in bold.

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