Welcome to the Thursday edition of Berlitz WordMaster@Work! There's just one more task that needs to be taken care of before we bring this week to a close ...
- Your duties are the tasks that you are supposed to do as part of your job.
Be Careful! We usually don't use the singular form (“duty”) to talk about a single task of this kind. Instead, we would use an expression such as “one of my duties.”
- duties とは、自分の仕事の一部としてしなければならない任務、つまり、職務のことです。
注意：１つの職務について言う場合でも、通常は単数形（ duty ）を使いません。代わりに one of my duties のような言い方をします。
- (during a job interview)
If hired, your duties would include processing savings and checking accounts as well as loan payments.
- (another job interview)
Your job will be to assist the office manager by performing administrative duties such as filing, data entry, and scheduling appointments.
- a: Is making tea supposed to be one of your duties?
b: Well, it's not actually in my job description, but I don't mind doing it.
- Management duties take up most of my time these days, so I don't get out into the field as much as I'd like.
- I've had to take on (= begin doing) extra teaching duties to fill in for a teacher away on extended sick leave.
We'll be back on Monday with more fresh picks from the business English lexicon! Enjoy the long weekend!