Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 7
    #1

    Question What was my friend referring to ?

    I take training courses at an English Institute, the teacher asked us to do


    a presentation about one basic grammar rule.


    I did my presentation on the verb "to be" after my presentation the teacher gave me his review


    about my presentation, but I didn't understand what he was trying to tell me, so I asked


    one of my friends in class and he said:


    "He's saying that you had the concept right, but your grammar was off -- and in the professional world, that's often enough to keep you from getting credit for the good things you do. He's recognizing that you understand what he was saying and trying to help by letting you know that to express your understanding well you should say the sentence that he just told you."


    After that my friend got a phone call and had to leave.


    What was my friend referring to when he said:


    "and in the professional world, that's often enough to keep you from getting credit for the good things you do" ?


    was he referring to that my grammar was off or that I got the concept right ?


    Thank you for the help in advance.

  1. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,092
    #2

    Re: What was my friend referring to ?

    It's unlikely that getting the concept right (good) would keep you from getting credit (bad).
    If your grammar was off (bad), that could keep you from getting credit for the good parts.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-Nov-2013, 10:30
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13-Oct-2013, 11:28
  3. [Vocabulary] boy friend - male friend
    By abtin in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-May-2012, 00:37
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Nov-2006, 19:32
  5. Idioms: A friend in need is a friend indeed & ...
    By bmo in forum English Idioms and Sayings
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 22-Jan-2004, 10:58

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
  •