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    Any adjective suitable for this sentence please?

    Hi there,

    Hope you can help me find the adjective I'm looking for.

    Imagine I've got lots pf work to do, and I've fallen behind with them all. What adjective can I use for them in the following sentence?


    I've got lots of ........................... work! (The tasks I haven't got round to doing, or the ones I've fallen behind in doing.)

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    #2

    Re: Any adjective suitable for this sentence please?

    Outstanding.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Any adjective suitable for this sentence please?

    That's great! Is there any specific limitation in its usage? Can I, say, use it like, 'I'm trying hard but still have 3 outstanding projects!'?

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    Re: Any adjective suitable for this sentence please?

    Yes, you can.

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    Re: Any adjective suitable for this sentence please?

    In different context, can "outstanding projects" mean "excellent projects"?
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 07-Apr-2014 at 11:52. Reason: typo

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    Re: Any adjective suitable for this sentence please?

    Yes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Any adjective suitable for this sentence please?

    I like "outstanding". Other choices would be "overdue" or "unfinished".

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    Re: Any adjective suitable for this sentence please?

    Bear in mind, though, that "outstanding" and "unfinished" can be used in a similar way but "overdue" could mean that the work is finished but you forgot/failed to submit it. The three are not interchangeable in that regard.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Any adjective suitable for this sentence please?

    If we want to be picky, the same could be said about "outstanding". I don't think that a person would be complaining about work that is finished and needs only to be submitted.

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