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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  20/ABR/2010 9:22 PM
Assunto:  in plain english
Mensagem:  The idea is that the ad-hoc work is unexpected, not part of the normal job description.  (Your normal job is selling farm machinery, but the boss tells you he wants you to sell a Cessna 5.passenger airplane.  I´d call that an ad-hoc assignment.)  Ancillary is some additional, a small part of something larger, something that supplements something else.

"unanticipated/unexpected jobs that pop up"?

I still say the guy sounds like a puxasaco.  My guess is that he is trying to impress you with his vocabulary.  The sentence sounds stilted and unnatural to me.  The reference to the yearly business cycle is a bit over the top.  Why is the reference necessary?  It´s like saying, "Beware.  This floor is slippery with wet water."  Is there another kind?  Very pedantic and pompous, in my opinion.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
ad-hoc ancillary  –  André_rs  20/ABR/2010, 2:10 PM
ad-hoc ancillary  –  Fran  20/ABR/2010, 2:44 PM
ad-hoc ancillary  –  Fran  20/ABR/2010, 3:07 PM
ad-hoc ancillary  –  Dale-CR  20/ABR/2010, 3:49 PM
ad-hoc ancillary  –  Fran  20/ABR/2010, 3:57 PM
in plain english  –  What about  20/ABR/2010, 4:49 PM
 in plain english  –  Dale-USA  20/ABR/2010, 9:22 PM
in plain english  –  Fran  21/ABR/2010, 1:06 PM
in plain english  –  André_rs  21/ABR/2010, 1:11 PM
in plain english  –  Fran  21/ABR/2010, 9:11 PM
in plain english  –  André_rs  22/ABR/2010, 12:36 PM

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