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medical • clerical • sprained
 personnel • leave it at that
  1. She started at this company in a position.
  2. We don't really agree.  I'll just .
  3. The decreased number of at the office means everyone has to work harder.
  4. He his ankle playing sand volleyball.
  5. She wants to work in a field as either a doctor or a nurse.
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902 Health and Training
Michael talks about being in the army and how health decides what you do.

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You have to go through a health medical check-up.

We use the word 'medical' to talk about things related to doctors, medicine, and the treatment of health problems.  Note the following:

  1. You need a medical certificate to show you were sick if you miss work due to illness.
  2. The hospital has many kinds of medical instruments.


You'll be given a clerical job.

Anything clerical involves data entry, documents, files; things like that.  Note the following:

  1. My membership was canceled because of a clerical error.
  2. New employees do mainly clerical work when they first join the company.


It is easy for you to get sprains, ankle sprains.

A sprain is an injury most often caused by a sudden unnatural movement.  Note the following:

  1. She sprained her ankle playing volleyball.
  2. He has a slight sprain on his wrist from playing tennis.


For obese personnel you have to do extra training.

The word 'personnel' means people in a company or an organization.  Note the following:

  1. That company has personnel from all over the world.
  2. Most of the personnel in that department speak at least two languages.

I'll just leave it as that

The Singaporean diet is not perfect. I'll just leave it as that.

We use the phrase 'I'll just leave it at that' when we don't wish to say any more about a negative topic.  Note the following:

  1. My spouse and I are spending the holidays away from each other. I'll just leave it at that.
  2. His work is not to our standards. I'll just leave it at that.