Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

assignment

assignment
Meaning(s)
1) task, job or position/role
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional LowSocial
    • finish/work on/hand in an assignment, placed on assignment
  • Analysis

    An assignment is a task or a piece of work that someone is asked or expected to complete. You will hear this in university in relation to essays, for example; but you can also use 'assignment' in work in relation to projects, presentations, or preparations for meetings.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I made sure to finish the assignment before it was due to get full marks.
    2. We were given a last-minute assignment to complete before going home.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. As one of the more experienced journalists, I was placed on assignment in Turkey.
    2. When I returned from a recent assignment overseas, everything seemed the same as when I left.
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