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    the complete number of hours that this is usually done (please help me!)

    Hi, friends.

    I saw the following example in Longman Business English Dictionary Online:
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    full-time adj.
    working or studying for the complete number of hours that this is usually done.
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    If I want to rewrite "the complete number of hours that this is usually done" as active voice, would it be "usually do this the complete number of hours"?

    And in the above example, does "this" mean "working or studying"?

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    Re: the complete number of hours that this is usually done (please help me!)

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    Hi, friends.

    I saw the following example in Longman Business English Dictionary Online:
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    Full-time adj.
    Working or studying for the complete number of hours that this is usually done.

    That doesn't make sense. What is it an example OF?
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    If I want to rewrite "the complete number of hours that this is usually done" as active voice, would it be "usually do this the complete number of hours"? No.

    And in the above example, does "this" mean "working or studying"? It's impossible to tell.

    Thanks!

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    -If there is any grammatical error in my narrative, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.
    Your grammar is fine, but your example's is not. It's not a sentence, but that might be okay. But what does it mean? Working or studying for the amount of time normal for adjunct positions?

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    Re: the complete number of hours that this is usually done (please help me!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Your grammar is fine, but your example's is not. It's not a sentence, but that might be okay. But what does it mean? Working or studying for the amount of time normal for adjunct positions?

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    Hi, here is the original source. Thanks.

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionar...e#full-time__2



    And this:
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    Re: the complete number of hours that this is usually done (please help me!)

    Longman's definition is poorly written, as are some of the examples. RobertJ has provided a much clearer definition.
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