Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) begin a task, accept responsibility for a task, commit or agree to sth
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • undertook work/project/assignment, a huge/significant undertaking
  • Analysis
    To undertake, means to accept a responsibility or to commit to a task. You can ‘undertake to do something’ for example. If you promise to do something you formally ‘undertake’ to do it. “I have undertaken the role of guardian to my brothers two children.”
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. I really regret undertaking this project. It's too much work!
    2. By signing this contract, you undertake to behave according to the rules of the company.
    3. When you applied for this loan, you undertook to make monthly repayments.
    4. The assignment was a huge undertaking, and I wasn't really sure that I was prepared for it.
    5. The new school building project was undertaken by a reputable construction company.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I refuse to undertake any more responsibility in this role without a review of my salary.
    2. A survey of the side will be undertaken before we place a bid.
    3. I undertake that I am a competent pilot and am not under the influence of any prescription drugs.
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