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solid9
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« on: May 22, 2017, 09:41:23 AM »

Hello someone asked me to make an essay.
Below is his requirement.

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To prove that you qualify, please type up an essay of at between 150 and
200 words outlining what you do and what you do not like about your city
(to make sure that you pay attention to details, please mention your city
name once and only once within the essay).
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I was confused by the phrase above "What you do and what you do not like"
For "What you do" is he referring to what I do as a person?
Or what I do like about the city?

confused.

Thanks in advance.


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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 12:12:25 PM »

No, solid9, I don't think that the phrase "what you do" was meant to ask you what you do as a person. It's a grammatical glitz created by the repeated but needless use of "what" in that sentence. See how the problem disappears when that extra "what" is knocked off:

"What do you like and don't like about the city?" or "What is it that you like and don't like about the city?"

I hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 01:04:06 PM »

Okay it's referring all about the city.

Thank you very much.
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