hello i wonder if someone can help me. i have the following sentence and i'm wondering if it contains a speech act?
"Although sometimes I suppose voluntary work we would recommend as more of a stepping stone to paid work".
eg is it performing the act of recommending?
thanks very much.
Yes it seems the speaker is recommending volutary work. But he might be also defending the need for voluntary work because I can understand that someone else had suggested that voluntary work is a "stepping stone to paid work".
So, the writer is more or less Defending his idea about voluntary work, or Counter-arguing anotherone's idea that voluntary work is a stepping stone to paid work.
Please note that my account above is somehow a guess. I am not that sure.