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    a low man on the totem pole at the station

    I was a low man on the totem pole at the station.

    What does the sentence mean? Thank you in advance.

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    Re: a low man on the totem pole at the station

    Have you tried looking online for a meaning for the expression "low man on the totem pole"? Search for that phrase and then see if you can understand it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: a low man on the totem pole at the station

    Thanks a lot, Barb. I've learned the meaning of the phrase. Then, another question:

    In most cases I found the phrase is used without the article 'a'. Does it matter whether we use 'a' or not? Thank you again.
    P.S. I'm part/a part of the project. Is it good English with and without 'a'?
    Last edited by joham; 30-Oct-2011 at 08:24. Reason: One more question added.

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