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n o s p a m p l e a s e schrieb:
* I tried phoning her office, but I couldn't get through. This shows there was some problem with phone system. Can we use get through even when she didn't pick up the phone or she wasn't there to attend the phone.

Nobody answered the phone, probably because the phone was engaged - but the phone could also have been out of order.
Regaqrds, Einde O'Callaghan
n o s p a m p l e a s e schrieb:> * I tried phoning her office, but I couldn't get through.

This shows there was some problem with phone system. Can ... the phone or she wasn't there to attend the phone.

Nobody answered the phone, probably because the phone was engaged - but the phone could also have been out of order. Regaqrds, Einde O'Callaghan

What if there is an answering machine at the other end telling us XYZ can't receive the call at the moment. Can we still say "I couldn't get through to you" even though both the parties know that phone was not out of order.
Thanx/NSP
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* Headed a team of about fifteen personnel comprising of ... supporting staff. How can the above sentence be bettered? Thanx/NSP

Comprising only. Remove the 'of'. If this is part of a list in a resume the grammar is otherwise fine ... know how many people worked for you. If it varied just say, 'varying from 12-15 or whatever numbers are appropriate.

Thanx. Yeah, it is CV. Is the following better?
* Headed a team of supporting staff varying fifteen to twenty comprising six junior engineers.
Thanx/NSP
n o s p a m p l e a s e schrieb:
n o s p a m p l e a ... could also have been out of order. Regaqrds, Einde O'Callaghan

What if there is an answering machine at the other end telling us XYZ can't receive the call at the moment. Can we still say "I couldn't get through to you" even though both the parties know that phone was not out of order.

If the answering machine allows you to leave a message, you have got through. If it only has a message saying that so-and-so isn't available at the moment and to call back, later you haven't got through.

Regaqrds, Einde O'Callaghan
n o s p a m p l e a s e schrieb:
Comprising only. Remove the 'of'. If this is part of ... just say, 'varying from 12-15 or whatever numbers are appropriate.

Thanx. Yeah, it is CV. Is the following better? * Headed a team of supporting staff varying fifteen to twenty comprising six junior engineers.

* Headed a team of fifteen to twenty support staff including 6 junior engineers.
Regards, Einde O'Callaghan
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* September 10th to 14th is convenient to everyone.

Should it be is* or *are in the above sentence?
Thanx/NSP
n o s p a m p l e a s e schrieb:
* September 10th to 14th is convenient to everyone. Should it be is* or *are in the above sentence?

"is" - the period is singular - BTW "convenient FOR everyone".

Regards, Einde O'Callaghan
n o s p a m p l e a s e schrieb:> * September 10th to 14th is convenient to everyone.

Should it be is* or *are in the above sentence?

"is" - the period is singular - BTW "convenient FOR everyone".

Thanx. I guess for* and *to has to do with British or American English (http://pewebdic2.cw.idm.fr/display/display.html ? search str=convenient). Is this correct?
Thanx/NSP
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A) Finely honed skills in use of various software
This is a part of the list in a CV. At
http://pewebdic2.cw.idm.fr/display/display.html?unfolded=46324&ids=46323,46324,46325,46326,46327 I found as follows:
the use of something is the ability or right to use something

My question is as follows:
Is A correct or should I use the before use?
Thanx/NSP
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