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    Now, that I'm going to school and only working part time,

    There is a dialogue in the old book, Interchange, the green version, page: 103:

    Sarah: Health insurance, child-care bills, rent! Now that I'm going to school and only working part time, I have a hard time making ends meet.

    I couldn't understand the meaning of the underlined sentence. Would you please help? Thanks,

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    Re: Now, that I'm going to school and only working part time,

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    There is a dialogue in the old book, Interchange, the green version, page: 103:

    Sarah: Health insurance, child-care bills, rent! Now that I'm going to school and only working part time, I have a hard time making ends meet.

    I couldn't understand the meaning of the underlined sentence. Would you please help? Thanks,
    Sarah is currently working part-time and also attending school/college/university part-time. The fact that she says "Now ... only working part-time" suggests that previously she was working full-time but has now decided to reduce her working hours in order to have time to return to studying.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Now, that I'm going to school and only working part time,

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Sarah is currently working part-time and also attending school/college/university part-time. The fact that she says "Now ... only working part-time" suggests that previously she was working full-time but has now decided to reduce her working hours in order to have time to return to studying.
    Thanks, and I think the complete sentence is: Now that I'm going to school and I am only working part time, ...

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    Re: Now, that I'm going to school and only working part time,

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    Thanks, and I think the complete sentence is: Now that I'm going to school and I am only working part time, ...
    You could write it that way but the original is fine. The original is not "incomplete".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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