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    rep/ don't sweat too much/ I am planning on running

    Dear teachers,

    Here are a few sentences from an English text that attracted my attention:

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in question?

    “During a review of sales territories, one rep bragged that she had made 20 cold calls in a single day.“

    rep = representative, agent

    “Don't sweat it too much. Many of the verbs that are the most irregular are also the ones most commonly used, so we'll run across those verbs more often at our coaching classes and use them more often. So it won't take long until the irregular forms seem natural.”
    don’t sweat it too much = make your mind easy about that, take your time, go easy!
    I am planning on running a number of live on-line classes starting this week which will focus on the podcasts you have already listened to.”

    on running = realization, fulfillment, fruition ; to carry out, to put through, to implement, to put into practice

    I am planning on running an aquarium maintenance business.

    Thank you for your efforts.


    Last edited by vil; 27-Apr-2009 at 09:39.

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    Re: rep/ don't sweat too much/ I am planning on running

    All very close, or perfect.

    I would suggest "don't sweat it" means more "don't put so much effort into it" because of the suggestion of physical exertion and perspiration. However, "don't worry about it" also works in this case.

    To plan on running a business is to say you will manage it, on a day to day basis. You can create a business, buy a business, or run a business. Only the one who runs it is expected to get their hands dirty.

    You can also run for office, which means to put your name in the ring as a candidate. You don't have to actually do anything, except make a few popular promises and kiss a baby or two.

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