Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) providing backup or additional help and support
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    • an auxiliary plan/engine/worker
  • Analysis
     Something or someone that is auxiliary to something else is there in addition to another thing. Auxiliary services are services that exist to support a main system or service, for example. This word can be used as an adjective or a noun in professional and social contexts.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Jack likes to put safety first. Whenever he takes his boat out fishing, he always makes sure he has a well maintained auxiliary engine on board in case anything happens to the main one.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The company had an auxiliary plan in place in case their main media strategy for launching their new product did not have the desired effect.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The extra staff that were brought in to help the hospital reduce patient waiting times were not fully qualified nurses. Instead they were semi-skilled auxiliaries, whose job it was to assist nurses with their work.
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