2009.06.15(Review of 2006.09.11 edition)
It's good to have you back! We hope you had a fine weekend!
Have you ever taken a close look at really top-notch writing? Whether it's a persuasive advertisement, a moving speech, or a solid proposal, you can't help but appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into its creation. Well, this week we look at the steps that can turn a blank sheet of paper into a literary masterpiece. And who knows, maybe there'll be a couple of masterful @Work editions along the way!
- To outline (verb) a subject, story, talk, etc., is to give the main points or facts about it without giving details.
An outline (noun) is a description of this kind.
- 何らかのテーマ、物語、講演などについて outline （動詞） と言う場合、詳細を省いて、要点や事実だけを伝える、つまり、概略を述べる、という意味です。
名詞の outline は、そのような説明、つまり、概要のことです。
- (speaker at a meeting)
- The report briefly outlines the company's history, mission, and goals, then describes in greater detail recent progress in achieving those goals.
- I haven't made much progress with my talk for the conference yet. I've only written an outline.
- Let's prepare a written outline of the main points of our proposal so that people can refer to it during our presentation.
- Of course, I only have time to give you a broad outline of the subject. But if you'd like to learn more, I can recommend some additional reading.