Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
fail to do something
fail to do
1) to fall short of completing sth
How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
fail to appreciate/attend/complete
To fail to do somethingcan mean to be unsuccessful in attempting to do something. for example, 'the government have failed to do anything about rising interest rates'. To fail to do something can also mean not doing something that you are obligated or expected to do.'She failed to show up to work on time for the third day in a row.'
Social Examples (Basic)
The wife got upset with her husbandwhen he failed to appreciate everything she didfor him.
The candidate was removed from consideration for the jobwhen he failed to attend his interview.
It's always disappointingwhen someone fails to live up to your expectations.
Professional Examples (Basic)
He failed tocarry out the instructions as requested which is a cause of concern for the department.
Wefailed to dowhat we set out to achieve however some benefits were gained along the way.
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