Who’s the Boss?

Monday, September 12, 2011

This particular post is for Italian speakers and it answers the title question: Who’s the Boss?

The boss is called the boss, the manager, the supervisor, the director, the person-in-charge, the chief, the head --- but it is not called the responsible. I often hear Italian speakers refer to their boss as their responsible so that's why I'm clarifying it here. It seems to be a common confusion.

  • Elisa is the marketing director, responsible for sales in the New York City area.
  • Paolo is responsible for collecting unpaid taxes for the Internal Revenue Service.
  • I used to babysit when I was a teenager and I was responsible for the care and safety of many children in my neighborhood.
  • Responsible is an adjective relating to a position or duty that involves decision making and accountability. So, it’s not a noun. That’s all you need to know.

    1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    Thank you for this post!!!

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