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DavidLearn
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:23:16 PM

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Hi teachers,
The extract is from the script of Despicable Me 2.
Silas: Agent Wilde will be transferring to our Australian branch.
Gru: Australia?

I believe that "moving" is a synonym or explanation to "transferring" according to the sentence above?

My question:
In terms of job, does "transferring" always mean "moving to a different job or place of work"?

Thanks.
Helenej
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:55:32 PM

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DavidLearn wrote:
In terms of job, does "transferring" always mean "moving to a different job or place of work"?

Do you suspect it may mean anything else?
thar
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:19:12 PM

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As an intransitive verb, I can't think of another meaning.

It is literal!y 'to carry across' and it is used in a wide variety of situations as a transitive verb.

As an active intransitive verb, it only applies to people really.

A person can be transferred by the company, or they can transfer - it is one of those dual purpose verbs where the end result is similar in meaning.
If you are transferred that suggests the company wanted it. If you transfer, it is unclear whether you asked for it or the company asked for it.


It is moving within a company or organisation, one large enough to have hierarchy and branches - otherwise you have just moved or changed your job.!

Football uses tge word slightly differently - it treats the whole 'football world' as an entity.
Football players are transferred when they are sold by one club and bought by another. If there is a restriction on the time in the season that can happen, it is called a transfer window.
This is more commonly passive or a noun, but it can also be active.
DavidLearn
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 2:59:07 AM

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Helenej wrote:

Do you suspect it may mean anything else?

Hi Helenej,
Just to be sure. That's why I've asked.

David.
DavidLearn
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 3:00:48 AM

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thar wrote:
As an intransitive verb, I can't think of another meaning.

It is literal!y 'to carry across' and it is used in a wide variety of situations as a transitive verb.

As an active intransitive verb, it only applies to people really.

A person can be transferred by the company, or they can transfer - it is one of those dual purpose verbs where the end result is similar in meaning.
If you are transferred that suggests the company wanted it. If you transfer, it is unclear whether you asked for it or the company asked for it.


It is moving within a company or organisation, one large enough to have hierarchy and branches - otherwise you have just moved or changed your job.!

Football uses tge word slightly differently - it treats the whole 'football world' as an entity.
Football players are transferred when they are sold by one club and bought by another. If there is a restriction on the time in the season that can happen, it is called a transfer window.
This is more commonly passive or a noun, but it can also be active.

Hi thar,
Thanks a lot for your explanations, Crystal clear. Applause

David.
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