From Daily Lessons: January 24th, 2021

Business Lessons:

Reimburse: repay (a person who has spent or lost money):

  • We are reimbursed for monthly transportation costs.

Digress: leave the main subject temporarily in speech or writing:

  • “May I digress briefly from the topic? I’d like to tell you about a time ….

**That’s a good question Albert. Let me see ……

Insufficient: not enough

  • There was insufficient time to prepare.

Work VS Works

  • Work as a noun has two plural forms, countable and uncountable:
  • if you can count it, and there’s more than one of it, it’s “works” – Works of art, earthworks.
  • If it’s uncountable or ambiguous about quantity, it’s “work” – all my work, their work.
  • If it’s used in a sense of the production of an item, its plural is also work – paperwork, iron work.

Duties or Work:

  • Task, duty, job, chore, assignment means a piece of work to be done.
  • Task implies work imposed by a person in authority or an employer or by circumstance.
  • Charged with a variety of tasks duty implies an obligation to perform or responsibility for performance.

Event Coordinator: Ranging in expertise from social to corporate, aid organizations in coordinating successful events, by adhering to financial needs, rental space accommodations and client requests. Coordinators can freelance their work on a per-job basis or may be hired by organizations to attend to their events only.

Bread and Butter (idiom):

  • to indicate what a person earns or earns for
  • the reason for someone to make money
  • someone’s livelihood.
  • often used as a synonym for the earnings of a person

Example Sentences

  • I am counting on this job for my bread and butter.
  • His bread and butter come entirely from his pension.

Acronym: abbreviation i.e PTC = Personal Touch Communication

Anecdote: a short amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person

Conversation Lessons:

  • Flat: no carbonation – My beer was flat so I ordered a new one.
  • Batter: Tempura is a food dipped in batter then cooked in hot oil.
  • 1506: fifteen oh six (The year 1506)
  • 8 years ago: Eight years ago …. (Don’t start a sentence with a number (8) – Use the word (eight))

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