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    #1

    flexible and perform any task

    How do I improve this sentence:
    A good employee should be flexible, should able to perform any task given to her.
    Is there another word that I can use better than "flexible", and "perform any task". please help me improve this sentence.

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    Re: flexible and perform any task

    I think an employee able to perform any task is 'versatile'.

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    #3

    Re: flexible and perform any task

    "Versatile" is a better word choice. The sentence is not grammatical though. Replace the comma with the word "and."

    (It's not very realistic. I am considered a pretty good employee but I can't repair the company jet or perform emissions testing on the power plant stacks.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: flexible and perform any task

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Replace the comma with the word "and."
    Should the word 'should' after the comma be removed?

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    #5

    Re: flexible and perform any task

    It can be. It's a matter of style to include repeated words or not.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: flexible and perform any task

    'Be' is absent between 'should' and 'able', so I think 'should' should be removed.

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    Re: flexible and perform any task

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'Be' is absent between 'should' and 'able', so I think 'should' should be removed.

    Not a teacher.
    If you mean the original sentence should be 'A good employee should be flexible and able to perform any task given to her', I agree with you. However, I agree with Barb that what it says is "not very realistic."

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    #8

    Re: flexible and perform any task

    It is logical to assume that the boss will not assign impossible tasks to an employee.

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    Re: flexible and perform any task

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It is logical to assume that the boss will not assign impossible tasks to an employee.
    ... as long as he/she is a good boss.

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    #10

    Re: flexible and perform any task

    Quote Originally Posted by lemmor View Post
    .. given to her.
    Should it be 'given to him/her' as the employee may be male/female?

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    If you mean the original sentence should be 'A good employee should be flexible and able to ...
    Yes, I meant so.

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