Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Apr 2012
    • Posts: 772
    #1

    take moments where

    HOW many of you are completely comfortable calling yourselvesl eaders? We treat the title of leader as if it’s something that one day we’re going to deserve, but to give it to ourselves right now means a level of arrogance or cockiness that we’re not comfortable with.And I worry sometimes that we spend so much time celebrating amazing things that hardly anybody can do that we’ve convinced ourselves that those are the only things worth celebrating. We start to devalue the things that we can do every day, and we start to take moments where we truly are leaders and we don’t let ourselves take credit for it.


    Q: What does the underlined part mean?

    Why isn't "when" used after "moments"?


    Thanks!

    Jason
    Last edited by jasonlulu_2000; 09-Mar-2015 at 04:30.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Czech
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2014
    • Posts: 805
    #2

    Re: take moments where

    Not a Teacher(Perish the thought!)


    To take moments seems to be a derivate from much commonly used phrase to take a moment (to do something). Simply to find a momentto do something.

    In the evening, we took moments to sit and talk together.


    During our climbing the mountain, we took moments to stop to look around.


    The night shift was tough, I was on the go all the time, but I was able to take a moment to eat something.

    But in the context of the paragraph it sounds really strange and I do not pretend to know what exactly it means, though I have suspicion it may be something like, Though we are considered to be a leader we are not sure if it is really so.


    Hopefully some good native speaking soul will emerge to enlighten the problem for you. J

    P.S. Here is the text by the guy who uses it in his lessons.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley...hip/transcript

  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
    #3

    Re: take moments where

    I agree that "where" is incorrect. but that is not the on;y thing that is wrong. I would change that part to: "and we start to take for granted moments when we truly are leaders...".

Similar Threads

  1. To have one's moments
    By RoseSpring in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 22-Jan-2012, 17:39
  2. [Vocabulary] moments during which
    By Will17 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-Jul-2011, 22:04
  3. I have my moments.
    By bouji in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-Mar-2009, 02:15
  4. I've had my moments
    By alice.books in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-Nov-2006, 20:54
  5. moments
    By jiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-Oct-2004, 11:57

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
  •