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    I have a work experience four months short of two years

    If somebody has a work experience of one year and eight months so can that person say "I have a work experience four months short of two years"?

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    Re: I have a work experience four months short of two years

    Yes.

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    Re: I have a work experience four months short of two years

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    If somebody has a work experience of one year and eight months so can that person say "I have a work experience four months short of two years"?
    It's not completely natural but it's understandable.

    What did we tell you about the conjunction so in questions that begin with if?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I have a work experience four months short of two years

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    If somebody has a work experience of one year and eight months so can that person say "I have a work experience four months short of two years"?
    Say:

    If a person has a work experience of one year and eight months, can that person say....

    As indicated, that "if" clause gets a comma. (I must admit that I missed that the first time.)

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    Re: I have a work experience four months short of two years

    Or "I'm just a few months' shy of two years at this job."
    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: I have a work experience four months short of two years

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It's not completely natural but it's understandable.

    What did we tell you about the conjunction so in questions that begin with if?
    I thought that you had asked me not to use "then" and "can" together in "if" question.

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    Re: I have a work experience four months short of two years

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Or "I'm just a few months' shy of two years at this job."
    Sorry I don't understand. "Shy of two years" what does it mean?

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    Re: I have a work experience four months short of two years

    Please see this: http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...sh/shy_1?q=Shy

    To Barb_D
    I think there's a typo in your post.

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    Re: I have a work experience four months short of two years

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Please see this: http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...sh/shy_1?q=Shy

    To Barb_D
    I think there's a typo in your post.
    Thanks for your effort but I know what "shy" means.

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    Re: I have a work experience four months short of two years

    Well, do you know what "shy of" in that context means ?

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