Choosing a candidate
Peter: Good Morning, John. I am Peter.
John: Good Morning Peter.
P: How are you doing?
J: I am doing fine. Thank you.
P: How was the traffic coming over here?
J: Nothing to report.
P: That is good. John, let’s start the interview. Are you ready?
J: Yes, I am.
P: First of all, let me properly introduce myself. I am the owner of the marketing agency. As you know there is an open position in my firm, I have too much on and I need to fill this position as soon as possible.
J: Please, tell me a little bit about the position.
P: It is handling a fairly large social media account and developing a Pay per click strategy for a medium-sized company.
J: What type of qualifications do you require?
P: I require the candidate to have a bachelor degree in Marketing. Some working experience which you already have.
J: What is the potential of the company?
P: Well we are certainly in demand. We don’t advertise and yet we receive regular inquiries.
J: That’s good because I’ve worked at a few agencies who advertise but they can’t keep their clients. You must be doing something right. I have my laptop. Can I show you some of my project work?
P. I’m impressed this could work out.
1/ Spelling of adverbs
Many adverbs can be formed from adjectives by simply adding -ly.
These grammar / spelling rules will help you form and spell adverbs correctly:
1/ Basic rule: I add -ly:
(except for full > fully > we do not need 3 “l”)
quick > quickly
sudden > suddenly
cheap > cheaply
slow > slowly
correct > correctly
wrong > wrongly
special > specially
nice > nicely
polite > politely
literal > literally
2/ If the adjective ends with a consonant followed by -le or -e (-able, -ible, -le, -e to be more precise), we need to replace the final -e with -y on its own:
terrible > terribly
comfortable > comfortably
probable > probably
gentle > gently
true > truly
whole > wholly
due > duly
horrible > horribly
noble > nobly
idle > idly
3/ When an adjective ends in -y, you replace the -y with -i and add -ly:
angry > angrily
easy > easily
lucky > luckily
happy > happily
crazy > crazily
4/ When an adjective ends in -ic, you add -ally (except for public > publicly which is commonly misspelled).
basic > basically
tragic > tragically
economic > economically
pathetic > pathetically
ironic > ironically
realistic > realistically
enthusiastic > enthusiastically
5/ Some adjectives already end in -ly. They cannot be made into adverbs, for instance “friendly”.
You will simply use the adjective in a noun group such as :
in a friendly way
in a friendly fashion
in a friendly manner
6/ Not all adjectives can be transformed by adding an ending:
good > well
fast > fast
late > late
daily > daily
high > high
hard > hard
Adverbs describe adjectives, verbs or other adverbs (actions…) and “adverbs” are abbreviated “adv.”
Adverbs tell us what way someone does something or in what way something happens.
Adverbs appear after verbs.
Appears answer the questions: How? Where? When?
she is well, he works well, he works slowly…
Some words are used both as adjectives and adverbs:
I work daily. (adverb)
My daily tasks include…. (adjective)
I speak fast. (adverb)
He is a fast learner. (adjective)
I sometimes arrive late. (adverb)
The bus is late. (adjective)
I work hard. (adverb)
The exercise is hard. (adjective)
Has Peter decided on his choice of candidate?
Yes, he decided this morning.
Why has he chosen that candidate?
Because he was the best candidate.
How are you doing?
I’m doing fine.
Can you introduce yourself?
Yes, my name is Peter.
What are you doing here?
I have come about the vacancy for the job.
Will you take a seat please? I will not be a minute.
Thank you, please take your time.
Can you tell me a little about the position?
What would you like to know exactly?
What experience have you in this field?
Do you mean social media marketing?
What is the potential of this company?
The potential is quite important.
Are you in demand?
Yes, we are very much in demand.