Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    newkeenlearner's Avatar
    newkeenlearner is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Pashto, Pushto
      • Home Country:
      • Afghanistan
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    821

    He is self-centred, with little interest in the organisation's needs.

    He is self-centred, with little interest in the organisation's needs.

    what does 'with' mean here?
    I have two assumptions:

    1) He is self-centred, who have little interest in the organisation's needs.
    2) He is self-centred, and have little interest in the organisation's needs.

  2. #2
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    61,334

    Re: He is self-centred, with little interest in the organisation's needs.

    Neither is correct if you use the verb form "have" with "he". Change that first and then we can work on the rest.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. #3
    newkeenlearner's Avatar
    newkeenlearner is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Pashto, Pushto
      • Home Country:
      • Afghanistan
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    821

    Re: He is self-centred, with little interest in the organisation's needs.

    Thanks. I often have problem with subject-verb agreement. I am so careless about it.
    Are they correct now?

    1) He is self-centred, who has little interest in the organisation's needs.
    2) He is self-centred, and has little interest in the organisation's needs.
    Last edited by newkeenlearner; 01-Sep-2017 at 08:53.

  4. #4
    teechar's Avatar
    teechar is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Iraq
      • Current Location:
      • Iraq
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    11,455

    Re: He is self-centred, with little interest in the organisation's needs.

    You've got the right idea with #2.

  5. #5
    GoesStation is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    22,256

    Re: He is self-centred, with little interest in the organisation's needs.

    Number 1 is wrong. You could replace "who" with a conjunction to make it correct.
    I am not a teacher.

  6. #6
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    61,334

    Re: He is self-centred, with little interest in the organisation's needs.

    If you want to keep "who", you can change the start to "He is a self-centred man/person/employee, ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •