Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) to make minor changes or fix something
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amend a contract/constitution/document, make amends for sth
To 'amend' something means to make a small change or adjustment. This is a verb that can be used in social situations but is more likely to be used in formal discussions. Similar phrases include 'to alter' or 'to adjust'. Not to be confused with 'to make amends' which means to repair a relationship after a disagreement.
Social Examples (Basic)
TheConstitution was amended after the referendum. This resulted inan amendment to the Constitution.
The employee'scontract was amended to reflect the rising cost of living.
Professional Examples (Basic)
After the deal was closed, the documentation was amended to bring it into line with the new terms and conditions.
Staff in the Payroll Department spent the whole day amending payslips after leaving everyone short in their wages.
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