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I am writing to my friend, and I want to say: "I'm looking for a new job because my current job just isn't stretching enough. I have submitted three application forms so far but to no avail. I hope I get a big break soon." Is that okay to say?
Last edited by Dominoes; 15-Jan-2013 at 00:01.
stretch - definition. American English definition of stretch by Macmillan Dictionary, meaning 8). The intransitive use of the verb does not sound too unlikely to me,
Last edited by Dominoes; 15-Jan-2013 at 10:10.
It's a transitive verb. It need to stretch something. You need to say "it isn't stretching me enough."
Even as a BrE speaker, I find "This job isn't stretching" rather unnatural, though not incorrect. I would say "This job isn't stretching me". If I wanted to describe the job in a similar way, I might say it isn't "challenging".
Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-Jan-2013 at 15:26. Reason: I was typing rubbish!
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.