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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 79. The noun phrase today is

  • dead end. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. We actually have two meanings

  • today. Let's look at the first one. So a dead end is a situation that does not

  • offer any good possibilities of progress or development, especially with jobs. So

  • this one could be said two ways. You could say that job is a dead end or we

  • could say somebody has a dead end job. Where the whole thing becomes like a

  • noun phrase. Or you can almost think of as dead end becomes like an adjective

  • phrase here. But it's very, very common. You know a dead end job of course. That's

  • the type of a job like if you worked in a factory or some sort of job like that

  • where it has very little to no chance of future promotions or advancements and

  • you get stuck in that sort of job for the rest of your life. So that's what we

  • mean by a dead-end job. Okay. So let's take a look at the second meaning of

  • dead end here. A dead end is a road that has no exit. So you can kind of see

  • with the idea of what that we got for the job actually came from the road. I

  • think the road was first. You must make a u-turn in order to get out. So if you

  • actually drive down a dead-end, there's no exit down there. So you have to turn

  • the car completely round and come back out. Okay. It's good to note this too. In a

  • housing complex it's sometimes given the nicer fancy name of cul-de-sac. Yeah. They

  • do this for a couple of reasons. One it sounds like a lot cooler name. When you selling

  • somebody a house you know, you don't know you live in a dead end. It kind of

  • sounds a little negative, but cul-de-sac sounds kind of cool. It sounds like

  • a you know a nice French name. Oh you live in a cul-de-sac . Whoa ! Higher class or

  • something like that. And actually a lot of people do like that sometimes because

  • not, not as much traffic goes through it. Because it's a dead end the only people

  • that commonly or usually drive down it would be people that live on that street.

  • So you don't have too much traffic that's driving through your

  • street. So some people think that's a benefit and they might be willing to may

  • add a little value to the houses that live... that are on that street. All right.

  • Let's go on. All right. We have a number of examples that cover all of this now. So

  • let's take a look at the first one here. You need to learn some new skills or you

  • will always be stuck in a dead-end job. Yeah. That's the way it's often said. You know,

  • you might find somebody out of that that's a dead-end job you got to get out

  • of that. You need to advance. Okay. So let's look at number two. Working in a

  • factory or a convenience store as a clerk is a dead end.

  • So you could say it that way too. You could say the job is a dead end. It's got nowhere

  • to go, very little chance for promotion or advancement. You know, you might get a

  • little raise but it's it's you know hardly anything. You need to find a job

  • in a company that you will have a real chance to advance in. You know to move

  • ahead. To move up. Okay. Good. Okay. Let's look at number three. They were unable to

  • reach an agreement. Their negotiations just came to a dead end. So here we're

  • using dead end and it's not about a job. So negotiations could come to a dead end.

  • So they didn't advance. Maybe they have to give up for now. Maybe try in another

  • year or two years. But the negotiations came to a dead and they could not work

  • out a deal. Okay. Let's look at number 4. Don't drive down that road, it leads to a

  • dead end. So that's the road that's a common way that we would use it. And

  • number 5 here. Well we're just giving you one with the cul-de-sac. So some people

  • who live in housing complexes sometimes like to live in a cul-de-sac because

  • they feel it is more private. Okay. Good. 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 Noun Phrase 79. The noun phrase today is


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