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Hi teachers,

Irresponsible. Even for an intern.

1. What does "even for an intern" mean?

2. Does "irresponsible" in this sentence mean "It was irresponsible. Even for an intern"?

Thank you.

Tinanam
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tinanam0102Hi teachers,

Irresponsible. Even for an intern.

1. What does "even for an intern" mean?

2. Does "irresponsible" in this sentence mean "It was irresponsible. Even for an intern"?

Thank you.
Tinanam
It means that what the intern did was very irresponsible.
Interns are still students in training, so people expect that they will make mistakes - they are stilll practicing and learning. This mistake was so bad that it was something unexpected.
Hi AlpheccaStars,

Thank you for your help. I may not be able to understand fully.

1. "Irresponsible" in the sentence just one word and then full stop. Does that mean "He/She is irresponsible" and not "it is not irresponisble"?

2. Irresponsible. Even for an intern.

>> An intern shouldn't be expected to have made such mistake. Maybe someone's rank lower than an intern.

3. That was mean. Even for you.

>> Does that mean "It was not expected that you were mean"?

Thanks again.

Tinanam
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tinanam0102
1. "Irresponsible" in the sentence just one word and then full stop.
A one-word sentence is usually someone speaking.

He said, "Irresponsible."
He is making an observation and a comment about what he sees.

For example, I just saw a wonderful movie. I tell my friend: "Awesome." or "Wow!"
tinanam01022. Irresponsible. Even for an intern.
>> An intern shouldn't be expected to have made such mistake. Maybe someone's rank lower than an intern.
No, not really. It is probably a senior doctor speaking about his student, the intern. He is saying that the act that the intern did was very irresponsible. The intern is did something very irresponsible. Perhaps it is the first time that the senior doctor saw such a mistake.
tinanam01023. That was mean. Even for you.
>> Does that mean "It was not expected that you were mean"?
No. Suppose there is a teacher who is mean. If a student does not do his homework, the teacher punishes him with extra homework.

One day, the students had not studied well, and they did not answer the teacher's questions correctly. The teacher scolded the students, gave everyone in the class a failing mark for the day, and assigned a lot of difficult homework that had to be turned in the next day.

After class, one student said to another:
That was mean! Even for him! (He was much meaner than usual.)
Hi AlpheccaStars,

Thank you for the examples.

Have a great day.

Tinanam
Hi AlpheccaStars,

Does "intern" only apply to doctors who is studying at hosiptal? If someone who is studying business communication, and they have to finish their internship at a hired company, would they be called "interns"?

I'd like to ask you if you could correct my question sentence above. I don't know how "someone" and "they" really work in a sentence together.

Thank you so much

Tinanam
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You are right - interns used to be new doctors who had finished school, and were doing residency, but now, an intern can be in many different professions.
tinanam0102If someone who is studying business communication, and they have to finish their internship at a hired company, would they be called "interns"?
This sentence is perfectly good. In English, we do not have a gender-neutral singular pronoun, so we often do use the plural gender-neutral pronoun (they/their) instead.
Hi AlpheccaStars,

I'm so happy. Thank you very much.

Have a good day.

Tinanam