Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

make the (switch/change/transition)

make the switchmake the changemake the transition
1) alter from one state, person, or thing to another
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    • make the switch/change/transition to a different way of doing things
  • Analysis

    To make a switch means to make a change from one thing to another ward to begin using something which is different or start doing something in a different way. "We made the switch to renewable energy and saved ourselves over €200 a year." To make the change has a similar meaning of beginning to use a different system or doing something different me to the way you might usually do it. "I made the change to a vegan diet and have felt more energetic and strong." To make a transition means to make social, legal or medical changes or can refer to the process by which change happens. "We are making a transition to cashless transactions in all of our stores."

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I knew Alex could get his life back together, but he first needed to be willing to make the change.
    2. I made the transition from middle school to high school very easily, despite moving cities in between.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The other network provider has offered us a much better deal, so we are going to make the switch to them.
    2. We will need strong leadership to help us make the transition from a high street store to an exclusively online trading company.
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