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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Adverb Phrase six. The adverb phrase

  • today is per se. All right. Let's take a look at the note here. Per se basically

  • means by itself or in itself or in or of itself. Something like that. It is used

  • about the qualities of something on its own. On its own considered separately

  • from other things. So now originally comes from Latin. So let's continue with

  • the note here. In Latin \"per' means by or through and 'se' means itself

  • himself/herself or themselves. So that's the reflexive part. So that's why in

  • English, when we say 'per se' in most cases it means by itself or in itself. Okay.

  • Let's look at several examples here. It is not what he said per se. So it's not

  • maybe actually the words that he said or the words that he used but it was his

  • attitude that got him in trouble. So it's not the words by themselves that he used

  • but his whole attitude got him in trouble. Okay. Let's look at number two. It

  • is not the job per se. So it's not the job by itself. Like I might not mind

  • doing this job or that person might not mind doing the job per se that I

  • don't like but the fact that I would have to work the graveyard shift is the

  • reason I refused it. Remember the graveyard shift that's the shift at one

  • o'clock, two three. four in the morning. The person didn't want to do that. They

  • didn't mind the job. They didn't mind you know the work that you had to do in that job.

  • But they just didn't want to work that late shift. So it's not the job per se

  • but the fact that you had to do ... you know, the time that you had to work was not

  • suitable for them. Okay. And the last one here. It is not his acting ability per se. So

  • it's not his acting ability by itself maybe his acting ability is good enough

  • you know, as an actor for the part but the fact that he is not suitable for the

  • part. Maybe they just wanted a different person or a different-looking person.

  • Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it's

  • clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Adverb Phrase six. The adverb phrase

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A2 BEG US se job shift graveyard acting adverb

English Tutor Nick P Adverb Phrase (6) Per Se

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    anitawu12   posted on 2019/05/10
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