Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) behave in a principled and/or honest way, a state of being whole or sound
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    • personal/professional/structural integrity
  • Analysis
    Integrity is a noun which means to behave or perform in a way that complies with high moral or ethical standards. If you have integrity it means you are an honest and trustworthy person. Integrity can also refer to the entirety or wholeness of something. The integrity of something can also describe the condition or stability of something.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. We need to find a way of renovating the house without damaging its structural integrity.
    2. Ben is a man of great integrity. He would never do something so dishonest.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Ambition is a good thing, but we must be careful not to overreach and threaten the financial integrity of the company.
    2. Ruth made it clear at the meeting that she believes underfunded facilities and staff shortages have undermined the professional integrity of doctors working at the hospital.
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