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    #1

    Learning by doing; in my office

    Hi,


    Question1:
    Do I use Learning by doing correctly?

    Question2:
    Do I use apply ... on .... correctly?
    Question3:
    If I say "in my office", will reader think I am the boss?



    Sentence:

    Learning by doing was a good way to learn something.
    So, during the period when I learnt advanced MS Word skills, I applied those skills on the Word files in my office.


    thanks

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    Re: Learning by doing; in my office

    Question 1:

    Your sentence is grammatically correct but seems a little awkward.

    How about 'learning by doing is a good way to learn something' instead?

    Question 2:

    No, you apply skills to

    Question 3:

    No, the reader will think you have an office. Unlike Japan, it is very common in North America and Europe for persons other than the
    boss to have their own office.

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    Re: Learning by doing; in my office

    Quote Originally Posted by bwkcaj_ca View Post
    Question 1:

    Your sentence is grammatically correct but seems a little awkward.

    How about 'learning by doing is a good way to learn something' instead?

    Question 2:

    No, you apply skills to

    Question 3:

    No, the reader will think you have an office. Unlike Japan, it is very common in North America and Europe for persons other than the
    boss to have their own office.

    Hi,

    thank you for your answer.

    could you please suggest some words to replace "in my office", so that reader will know I was just an employee?

    thanks

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    Re: Learning by doing; in my office

    Try

    ... I applied those skills to Word files at work.

    or

    I applied those skills to Word files at the office.

    Remember that you can also call company you work 'the office.'

    I could say to my wife, "I'll be working late at the office tonight."
    In this context my company = 'the office.'

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    Re: Learning by doing; in my office

    Interesting thoughts on the "my office" vs "the office" question.

    I have never had my own office, but I wouldn't think twice about saying "25 people work in my office" - I would simply mean the room where we all work. Admittedly, it should probably be "our office" but I know I would say and have said "my office" a lot over the years.

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