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Hi

Is this dialogue natural, especially the use of as it were? Any suggestions please?

(Context: Everyone knows that the new boss is not very honest)

A - Mr. Vikram is spending a lot on 'trainings and workshops', if you know what I mean.

B - Well, this seat has a lot to offer and some people are easily corrupted, as it were.

Thanks,

Tom

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I agree.

I would say 'job' or 'position' instead of 'seat'.

Clive

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Mr. TomIs this dialogue natural, especially the use of as it were?

No. "As it were" refers to an oblique comment, and "easily corrupted" is quite blunt. I can't offer a suggestion because I don't know what you want to say.

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Thanks, Anon.

Does it sound natural now? It's oblique now.

Well, some bosses can make their position/designation pay more, as it were.

Tom

Mr. TomDoes it sound natural now?

Much better.

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