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    "At bed"

    Dear teachers,
    I have read people writing "with Resume at bed".
    Can you please tell me what does that mean?
    Is there anything wrong and whether it is good writing?
    Best Regards
    kcg

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    Re: "At bed"

    Hello KCG, welcome to Using English!

    I've never heard that phrase, and it doesn't seem to google.

    Do you have any more context?

    All the best,

    MrP


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    Re: "At bed"

    I've heard people say they are "putting a resume to bed", meaning they have finished it, consider it complete, and are no longer going to work on it. Could this be the phrase?


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    MrP, i think this is a rather unusual phrase, i read it some where saying 'i am apply to this job with my resume at bed'.

    jcanody, its not completed resume, i think the meaning is with my resume attached.

    Could it be a high english level writing? since i haven't seen that before

    Best Regards
    kcg

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    could it be appended?

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    Re: "At bed"

    Hello KCG

    1. ???I am applying for this job with my resumé at bed.

    I'm still mystified; it doesn't make sense at any level of English!

    Perhaps it is a typo, as Curmudgeon suggests. Or perhaps "bed" is part of e.g. a shop name.

    But maybe we should wait and see if any other members have any other ideas.

    All the best,

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    I still haven't figured out yet what "with my resume at bed" means, i thought it would be some sort of English literature usage in a letter.

    But I appreciate your help. thanks

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    Re: "At bed"

    I'm sorry, KCG! I've never encountered it before; and I would be very surprised if it were a literary phrase.

    Is it possible that the person who used it had misread or misheard it from somewhere else?

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    I have actually asked this person, she pointed out that "at bed" is something like "with my resume at back"? Although mostly the case would be "with my resume attached". I forgot to ask her how she got this phrase from, but now i couldn't as I don't see her anymore.

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    Re: "At bed"

    Quote Originally Posted by kcg View Post
    I have actually asked this person, she pointed out that "at bed" is something like "with my resume at back"? Although mostly the case would be "with my resume attached". I forgot to ask her how she got this phrase from, but now i couldn't as I don't see her anymore.
    Is she a native english speaker? Perhaps she has got it wrong. It is not somthing I have ever heard.

    Normally words like 'see attached' or 'enclosures' would be used .

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