eslHQ Home
User Name Password
Lost Password? | Join eslHQ.com, it's FREE!
View today's posts
Search Extras Help   

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Unread Nov 19th, 2010, 06:41 am
Oden's Avatar
A Lifesaver for Cold Days
 
Join Date: Nov 16th, 2010
Location: Japan
Posts: 61
Oden has disabled reputation
Default look at a complaint

Sacked accountant awarded $17,000 - national | Stuff.co.nz
Quote:
An Auckland accountant, fired for sending "confrontational" emails and seeking to look at complaints laid against her by fellow staff, has been awarded about $17,000 by the Employment Relations Authority.
What does "look at a complaint" mean? The same thing as "face a complaint"?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Unread Nov 19th, 2010, 07:22 am
Sue
 
Join Date: Oct 8th, 2006
Location: Milan
Posts: 1,406
susan53 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: look at a complaint

No - here it means she tried to get into some confidential files to see what people had been writing about her. Later in the article it says :

Ms Walker had also acted provocatively in seeking to view complaints laid against her by colleagues....Ms Walker was entitled to view and formally respond to complaints against her, Mr Gardiner said.

In another context though, it could mean "to investigate a complaint" (though look into would probably be more usual) :

Can we have a meeting to look at the complaints that have been coming in about the new product.
I'll look at/into the complaints as soon as I get back from the meeting.
__________________
An ELT Notebook
The DELTA Course
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Unread Nov 19th, 2010, 07:34 am
Oden's Avatar
A Lifesaver for Cold Days
 
Join Date: Nov 16th, 2010
Location: Japan
Posts: 61
Oden has disabled reputation
Default Re: look at a complaint

Thank you, Sue.

Quote:
Ms Walker was entitled to view and formally respond to complaints against her, Mr Gardiner said.


Do "view a complaint" and "look into a complaint" mean the same thing?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Unread Nov 19th, 2010, 08:33 am
Sue
 
Join Date: Oct 8th, 2006
Location: Milan
Posts: 1,406
susan53 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: look at a complaint

"view" = "look at/watch/see", not "look into", which means "investigate". Some examples from Google :

Click here to view the Annual Report and Results 2009

The BBC partnered with ITV to launch a free-to-view digital TV service transmitted by satellite in spring 2008.

iMass makes it possible to view Holy Mass each day directly on your iPhone

This may also be the last opportunity to view the conservation efforts on the Mk1 Sopwith Dolphin which is progressing well.


So, no.
__________________
An ELT Notebook
The DELTA Course
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Unread Nov 19th, 2010, 01:27 pm
Sue
 
Join Date: Oct 8th, 2006
Location: Milan
Posts: 1,406
susan53 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: look at a complaint

Eric - I think this would be better in the Teaching ESL forum. That's where people look for discussions of how to teach different things. Would you like it moved so people can find it more easily?
__________________
An ELT Notebook
The DELTA Course
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Unread Nov 19th, 2010, 02:35 pm
Eric18's Avatar
Compelling Conversations
 
Join Date: May 24th, 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 165
Eric18 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: look at a complaint

Sue - Thank you! I'm still less familiar than ideal with the ESLHQ format.

Sorry about that!
__________________
Shalom

Eric
eric@compellingconversations.com
www.compellingconversations.com

"Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity."
Aristotle, 4th Century BCE, Greek philosopher
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Unread Nov 19th, 2010, 03:35 pm
Oden's Avatar
A Lifesaver for Cold Days
 
Join Date: Nov 16th, 2010
Location: Japan
Posts: 61
Oden has disabled reputation
Default Re: look at a complaint

Thank you, Sue.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Find the Best TEFL, TESL, TESOL & CELTA Certification Courses - User Submitted Ratings & Reviews for Online, Distance & Abroad TEFL Courses. Over 3,500 reviews of 100+ TEFL schools!

Teach English in Thailand - Onsite and Combined TEFL certification courses in Phuket, Thailand.


Free ESL Flashcards




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 am.

All materials from this website are for classroom-use only. Digital redistribution of materials, in part or in whole, is strictly forbidden!

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2