We’re back with academic phrases today! This is going to be real good for you guys in terms of phrase-building, academic texts, etc.
- Nominal phrases, e.g., a sense of urgency, a fast-moving market
- Verb phrases, e.g., drive through the changes, become apparent
- Adjective phrases, e.g., blatantly obvious, aware of the need for change.
- Adverbial phrases, e.g., behind the times, as a way of
Note that in some less formal content, phrases may have an idiomatic meaning, e.g., follow suit, go hand in hand, find your feet.
Complete each question with a phrase from Exercise 1. Change the form if necessary.
- Two-way communication can be _____________ when it comes to empowering staff.
- Flexibility and adaptability can give one company a ____________ over another.
- Adopting a change in strategy can be a long, _______________ for any company.
- When market changes occur, a company must swiftly agree on an appropriate _____________.
- It is imperative that staff ____________ be consulted prior to any drastic change in strategy.
- Transforming a company’s culture may come ____________ some staff who choose to resign.
- Any contentious issues with regards to a strategy will ____________ during staff meetings.
- Even just the notion of change can ____________ to feelings of panic among staff.