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hiromichi



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:57 pm    Post subject: an excuse to do Reply with quote

Should the last sentence from the last be from " an excuse to do real,creative focus work" to " an excuse not to do real, reative focus work"?



Plane travel is tough! They jam you in a little metal tube and shoot it at 35,000 feet generally towards your destination. What could possibly go wrong? Well, since it's one of the safest ways to travel, not much could go wrong physically. But you run the risk of using your time on the plane poorly.

More planes are starting to include WiFi, TVs, and games. These are the same things that destroy your ability to work every day at the office. Don't give in! Plane travel is one of the last places where you have an excuse to do real, creative focus work. Next time you have travel plans, choose a project to work on in advance.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:05 pm    Post subject: Re: an excuse to do Reply with quote

hiromichi wrote:
Should the last sentence from the last be from " an excuse to do real,creative focus work" to " an excuse not to do real, reative focus work"?

............Plane travel is one of the last places where you have an excuse to do real, creative focus work.


I would write either
"Plane travel is one of the last places where you have an excuse to do real, creative, focused work."
Describing the work 3 ways: real, creative, and focused

OR

"Plane travel is one of the last places where you have an excuse to do real, creative focus work."
Describing the work as real, and with a creative focus (though this could be made more clear by saying creativity focused work).
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the context they are recommending working during a plane travel. But if plane travel is the last place, it means no work. Next point is use of "excuse".
For example" an excuse to stop work" is understandable, but "an excuse to do work" seems odd. I wonder I am wrong somewhere.
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