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    undertake the duty

    "In 2001 I undertook the duty of developing a brand new system."

    please, is the bold text good and casual English? how would a native say that, please? "was assigned the task"?

    thanks.

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    Re: undertake the duty

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    "In 2001 I undertook the duty of developing a brand new system."

    please, is the bold text good and casual English? how would a native say that, please? "was assigned the task"?

    thanks.
    I am not a native speaker but "I took on the duty of developing a brand new system" seems a better option to me as "take on= assume a responsibility. Let's see what others say.
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    Re: undertake the duty

    "In 2001 I undertook the duty of developing a brand new system."

    "In 2001 I undertook the development of a brand new system."

    "In 2001 I was assigned to develop a brand new system."
    It would depend on the magnitude and complexity of the 'new system'.
    If it was some new office system in a company, or computer networking within an organization, then some employee might be assigned to do it/delegated responsibility for the development of...

    The town planner of a city might be charged with the development of a new traffic flow system.

    An architect would be contracted to...

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