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1-Your boss tells you that your work is excellent and you will receive a small raise in your salary.What do you say to your boss in English?

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You have had a busy day and are very tired. It is your turn to cook at your apartment. You       arrive home and find that one of your roommates has cooked dinner for you.

        What do you say to your roommate?

 

 

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Posted May 31, 2009 at 10:33 PM (Answer #2)

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You ask someone for directions to a place on campus. The man/woman begins to tell you and decides to guide you there, going out of his/her way.

What do you say to the man/woman?

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epollock | Valedictorian

Posted June 1, 2009 at 12:45 AM (Answer #3)

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1) thanks so much.

 

2) Thanks. I can't belive you did this.  By the way, what's your number?

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marieltheengr | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 1, 2009 at 3:28 AM (Answer #4)

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when will you say that enough is enough?? (General Question)

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted June 1, 2009 at 4:29 AM (Answer #5)

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Whenever, someone has done something for you, it is good to thank the person, even if that person was doing his or her job. When in doubt, whether or not to thank in a particular situation, it is better to thank anyway.

There are no fixed rules of what specific phrases to use for thanking in different situation. It is good if you can thank in a way that connects with what the person has done for you. For example, when I am invited for dinner or lunch to , I select one item that I liked best from all those served and tell the host that I liked it very much. It is also a good idea to refer to any extra efforts put in by the person being thanked. Similarly, you can also mention how the help has been particularly valuable to you in a particular situation. For example, you may explain to your roommate that you were too tired to cook, and it was a great relief to find dinner ready.

However if you cannot think of anything else to say, a pain "Thank you" is also very effective.

One more general rule for thanking is to not to be too profuse in thanking. The other person may find this embarrassing. Also it may sound insincere.

The case of thanking your boss foe a raise requires a little tact. You do not want to say or imply that the boss has done you a favour by giving a raise. But thanking your boss is a must. So you can thank the boss for appreciating your work. You can say something like, "I am happy that you appreciate my work. Thank you."

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drmonica | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted June 1, 2009 at 5:08 AM (Answer #6)

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Raise: "I'm glad to work for a company that recognizes my work. I appreciate the raise."

Roommate: "Thank you so much! This is a wonderful surprise."

Directions: "Thank you for taking the time to do this. I sincerely appreciate it."

 

 

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cburr | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted June 1, 2009 at 1:33 PM (Answer #8)

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Raise:  Thank you so much!  I really appreciate the positive feedback. I'll do my best to earn your continued approval.

Roommate:  You're an angel!  You have no idea how much I needed this!

Directions:  You're so sweet to do this!  Thanks a million!

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 6, 2009 at 5:30 AM (Answer #9)

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You use the phrase "enough is enough" when you are frustrated.  It could be that many things have gone wrong, or that one person has continually worked to sabotage your efforts.  You would say, "enough is enough" to show your frustration and level of aggravation toward the many events that have gone wrong or toward the one person who works to make your life miserable.

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Susan Hurn | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 7, 2009 at 11:57 AM (Answer #10)

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You would also say "enough is enough" when a personal boundary has been reached, and you will not allow it to be crossed by someone else (or even by yourself)--for reasons of self-respect or self-preservation. Since everyone's personal boundaries are their own, what might be "enough" for one person might be tolerated by someone else.

I'm reminded of the scene in Love, Actually when the character shows up at his friend's house with cue cards that make it clear how much he loves his friend's wife, someone he has secretly loved for a long time. He shows them to her, then walks away and says "Enough. Enough now." He has reached his own boundary, calls a halt to his own ill-fated love, and decides it is time to move on with his life.

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Michelle Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 9, 2009 at 10:24 AM (Answer #11)

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1- To your boss: I appreciate this, and I won't let you down

2- To your roommate: This is so cool, can't wait to try it!

3- To the directions person: You are very kind, I thank you deeply.

4- "Enough is Enough"- Whenever you feel that you are about to reach your limit, or hit your bottom its time to let go of whatever it is causing it. That's when you say "enough is enough"

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