the language of making decisionsRevision:
Present Perfect - 'would' for possible / hypothetical futureVocabulary to be in two minds
- to have two choices and be unsure which to take, i.e.
go along with
- I'm in two minds about buying Tony's car. It's a nice car but it's a bit expensive for me.
- (Phrasal verb) to agree with someone / something, i.e.
go along with whatever the majority decided.
- Some of the class wanted to go to the theatre, others to a nice restaurant. I said I'd
to make a decision
- The family wanted to sell the house but George wouldn't go along with it.
- She couldn't go along with the plans for the town centre. She thought the new buildings were ugly.
- to choose, i.e.
on the one hand, on the other hand
- Come on, make a decision: are we going swimming or not?
- considering two choices, i.e.- Are you going to Maria's party tomorrow?- I don't know. On the one hand, I should because she's my cousin and it's her birthday. On
the other hand, I've had a very busy week and I'd rather stay at home and relax.a rushed decision
- to make a decision too quickly, i.e.- I'm in two minds about moving to France.- Well, don't make a rushed decision, take your time.to think over
- to consider something carefully, i.e. - Are you going to accept the manager's job?- I haven't made a decision yet. I'm going to think it over. a tough decision
- a difficult decision, i.e.- Are you going to *sack him?- I'm not sure. It's a tough decision. He's not working well but he's been with the company a long time.*to sack someone
= to dismiss someone from their job, usually because of poor