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    What does 'take over' mean in this sentence?

    You work in a bookstore. You are scheduled to start work at noon today. You will take over for your supervisor who is working the morning shift. You arrive at the bookstore a few minutes late. You see your supervisor waiting for you there.
    Last edited by tulipflower; 15-Apr-2017 at 08:23. Reason: I erased 't' . I wrote 'take over' instead.

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    Re: What does 'take over' mean in this sentence?

    What exactly does not make sense to you? You found the right definition.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: What does 'take over' mean in this sentence?

    I assume 't' in the OP should be 'take over'.

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    Re: What does 'take over' mean in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    What exactly does not make sense to you? You found the right definition.

    I am not a teacher.
    Does it mean the same as 'take over' in the following sentence? I mean to do something instead of someone else.

    • Liz, could you take over in reception while I make a couple of phone calls?
    Last edited by tulipflower; 15-Apr-2017 at 08:28.

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    Re: What does 'take over' mean in this sentence?

    It means take charge.

    Liz, could you take over in reception while I make a couple of phone calls? (I will be out so could you take charge of reception)

    You will take over for your supervisor who is working the morning shift (You will take charge for your supervisor)

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    Re: What does 'take over' mean in this sentence?

    I have one more question. Does 'supervisor' mean 'shopkeeper' in this sentence? I would like to know about the power relation between these two people.

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    Re: What does 'take over' mean in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by tulipflower View Post
    I have one more question. Does 'supervisor' mean 'shopkeeper' in this sentence? I would like to know about the power relation between these two people.
    A supervisor is someone who supervises you (who could be the shop owner or the manager or assistant manager depending on your rank). In short, he or she is your boss.

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