Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Bengali; Bangla
      • Home Country:
      • Bangladesh
      • Current Location:
      • Singapore

    • Join Date: Jul 2013
    • Posts: 495
    #1

    I know what to expect in my new job.

    Hi dear all,

    'I know what to expect in my new job.' I know what this context means but I find a bit difficult to understand the word order. Can't it be written as 'I know what is expected in my new job'?

  1. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #2

    Re: I know what to expect in my new job.

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Hi dear all,

    'I know what to expect in my new job.' I know what this context means but I find a bit difficult to understand the word order. Can't it be written as 'I know what is expected in my new job'?
    Both of your sentences are possible, but they have different meanings. In the first, you are doing the expecting: you know what the job will involve. In the second, you are dealing with the expectations of others: you know what others expect you do to.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-Sep-2013, 13:20
  2. [Grammar] job posting or job postings
    By uktous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Dec-2009, 15:00
  3. land a new job, or launch a new job?
    By engstar in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-Nov-2009, 15:02
  4. my previous job & my last job
    By peppy_man in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-Oct-2007, 16:47
  5. steady job or stable job
    By Englishlanguage in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13-Oct-2007, 13:28

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •