Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Smith"

The meaning of "Smith" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does rather

e.g.
I thought Ms. Smith put her ideas across rather clearly in the meeting. mean?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: What does Smith mean?
A: Smith with an uppercase "S" is a proper noun like a name of a person.

Examples: Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Adam Smith, a famous economist

smith (noun) means a metal worker. Examples: blacksmith, goldsmith, locksmith etc...
Q: What does How long have you worked at Smith's mean?
A: Significa:

Por cuanto tiempo has estado trabajando al Smith's?
Q: What does Smith rarely got emotionally involved with any female student mean?
A: 史密夫不常跟任何女學生有戀情/感情糾紛/曖昧。

之类的意思。
Q: What does I went to Smith mean?
A: In this context, I guess it means Smith College, which is a well-known college in America.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_College

Example sentences using "Smith"

Q: Please show me example sentences with rather

e.g.
I thought Ms. Smith put her ideas across rather clearly in the meeting..
A: That haunted house was rather scary.

I found his accent rather strange.

That documentary was rather interesting.

I thought that book was rather boring.

She said she thought the movie was rather long.

It’s the same as using the words “very” or “really” here.

Synonyms of "Smith" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Has Mr. Smith arrived already? and Has Mr. Smith arrived yet? ?
A: The "already" version sounds like you have information that leads you to believe he's arrived already, e.g. you see his jacket hanging up or you heard his voice.

The "yet" version sounds like you have no information on whether he has arrived, but you expect he could have by now, e.g. he said he would take only 5 minutes, and it's been 7.
Q: What is the difference between Smith and Blacksmith ?
A: A blacksmith works with iron and steel. This is what is usually meant when referring just to Smith.
Q: What is the difference between Dear Mr. Smith: and Dear Mr Smith, ?
A: At one time all abbreviated words had a full stop to show they were shortened.

Mr. is a case where the old custom is sometimes used out of habit.

You might sometimes see the abbreviation for 'company' or 'limited' with a full stop (Co. Ltd.) too.

It has no meaning these days.
Q: What is the difference between Ms. Smith and Miss Smith ?
A: Miss Smith is an unmarried woman.
Mrs. Smith is a married woman.
Ms. Smith's marriage status is unknown.

Translations of "Smith"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Mr. Smith has been away from his desk since for a few minutes. Is the sentence correct?
A: Mr. Smith has been away from his desk for a few minutes.

Other questions about "Smith"

Q: To: Mr. Smith
From: -----------------
Subject: Application for job
Attachments: curriculum vitae/ resume

Dear Mr. Smith,
I am writing regarding the position of Administrative assistant in the marketing department at JYP enterprises. Amamda Johnson in sales department told me about the opening because she believed that my education give me skills necessary to be a successful candidate for your organization.

I am an administrative assistant and I have over one year of experience in ABC industries, during my time as administrative assistant I utilized many of these skills.

I am reliable, honest, self-motivated and also have excellent communication skills; I believe all these skills would translate well into your administrative assistant position.
Please find attached a copy of my resume.

I am available to come in for an interview at any time.
I’m looking forward to your reply.

Respectfully yours,
does this sound natural?
A:
La frase, “my education give me skills”
Podría ser remplazada con “my education gave me skills” o “my education gives me the skills” se oyen un poco mejor.
También añade “an” en “during my time as an administrative”
Y en vez de usar”I’m looking forward to your reply”, usa “I look forward to your reply”. Cuando usas “looking” suena como si estas completamente seguro de que te van a contestar, en cambio “look” le da la idea de que tu apreciarías una respuesta de ellos. En mi opinión se oye más cordial.
Espero esto ayude
Q: 1. Dear Mr. Smith,
2. Hi Mr. Kim,
3. Hello, Mr. Choi,
4. Hi, Mr. Smith,

They are all about headings about letter. Which are gramartically right and natural beginning of writing letters? does this sound natural?
A: Yes it is just as long as you use correct punctuation.
Q: Mr. Smith's physical therapist recommended that he ______ the treatment until the swelling has gone down.

A. continue
B. continued
C. has continued
D. is continuing

The answer is A, I chose B though.
I think when the subject is "he", it needs to be "continues".

Could you explain why the answer is A in a way that easy to understand?
A: I suppose both continue and continues would be OK because both are present tense. It is just that they didn't give you "continues" in these choices. In reality, both would be fine.
Q: Some Mr. Smith said me that he could provide a recommendation for me.
I am writing a cover letter to a potential employer. Should I write:

a) Mr. Smith can provide recommendation for me

b) Mr. Smith can provide recommendation for my person

c) some other more natural expression?
A: In a formal application, you would say "Mt Smith can provide you with a reference (for me)" or "A reference can be provided by Mr Smith".
Q: I would like to take Prof. Smith's class for this semester. does this sound natural?
A: This is almost perfect, but the preposition "for" makes it a little awkward. You would say "I would like to take Prof. Smith's class this semester" instead. You would use "for" to give a length of time to how long you want to do something. E.g. "I'd like to study for an hour" or "I'd like to travel for a month." If you talk about the classes you want this semester it is assumed that you will take them for the entire duration.

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