Episode 2

 
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After firing WebWare’s sales director and advertising the new post, Phillip Hart and Marcia Boardman discuss the applications and decide on an interview format.

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We suggest you do the vocabulary activity below before you watch . Then watch the video and do the first task to check your understanding. You can read the transcript at any stage if you want. Finally, have a look at Task 2, which contains some business notes.

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I have a question about the sentence below:

The body highlights or amplifies on material in the résumé or job application, and explains why the job seeker is interested in the job and would be of value to the employer.

For what reason there is not personal pronoun after the "and"? Is there any grammatical rule that indicates when to omit the pronoun and when it is mandatory to use it? Reading the text, the context give the pronoun for comprehension; nevertheless, I would like to know whether a rule exist.

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To English Language Team,
Is the following sentence correct?
It was my parents' dream that having been grown up, I would be a doctor.

Hello alphabet26,

That's a great sentence, but it is not quite correct. grow up is an intransitive verb (it has no direct object) and therefore cannot be used in the passive voice. The good news is that if you use grow up in the active voice and make a couple of other minor changes, the sentence is correct: "It was my parents' dream that, having grown up, I become a doctor."

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Kirk
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