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Hi buddies, en el post de hoy os dejamos 10 expresiones útiles que hacen referencia a la toma de decisiones.

Algunas de las más comunes son:

To make a snap decision

To be in two minds about something
To have second thoughts on something
To take something into account
To change one’s mind
To have the final say
To give something a lot of thought
To dodge an issue
To keep in mind
To back someone’s decision

Y éstos son algunos ejemplos para que os ayuden a aclarar el significado y veáis cómo se usan en contexto:

Time was pressing and we needed to make a snap decision. (=make a quick decision)
They’re in two minds about accepting our proposal or not. (=they are not sure about it)
I said I will attend the event but now I’m having second thoughts on it. (=now I don’t think it’s a good idea)
There are several aspects to take into account before deciding.(=to consider)
He agreed to participate in this project. However, last week he changed his mind.(=he changed his opinion)
The boss has always the final say in financial decisions. (=he has the final decision)
We’ve given this issue a lot of thought.(=we have thought about it a lot)
She wasn’t able to address the problem and dodged the issue. (=to avoid a difficult situation)
They also need to keep in mind the consequences of this decision.(=to consider)
All of us backed his decision to relocate the factory.(=to give support to someone)

Toma nota y pon en práctica alguna de ellas en tu próxima reunión.

 

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    to say politely that you are leaving – para indicar educadamente que te ausentarás

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    To look up / to try to find information – buscar información (en un diccionario, libro, en internet).

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    To look over / to quickly examine something – echar un vistazo.

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    To look in on / to visit someone for a short time – visitar a alguien, pasarse a ver.

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