2011.02.28(Review of 2008.01.28 edition)
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Welcome to another week of Berlitz WordMaster@Work!
In the good old days, if you had skill and could do something well, you just went ahead and did it and could succeed by building a reputation for quality work. These days, a person's work is seldom allowed to speak for itself. Instead, you need to finish accredited programs, get degrees, pass exams, etc.
This week, we look at some of the hoops that would-be professionals (and others) are jumping through these days. Enjoy!
- A permit (noun) is an official document allowing a person or organization to do something.
To permit (verb) something is to allow it.
- 名詞の permit は、個人や組織が、何かをすることを認める公式な文書のことです。
動詞の permit は、何かを認める、という意味です。
- (policeman to shop employee)
Do you have a permit to hand out those flyers on the street?
- They can't issue (= provide) us a permit to start drilling until they've assessed the environmental impacts.
- The company will act as guarantor when you apply for your work permit. We do that for all our foreign hires.
- The government has agreed to permit limited use of the experimental drug for patients with extreme need.
- Only authorized personnel are permitted to enter this area.
We wish you success in all you aspire to!