a person who attends to the individual or confidential correspondence, files, etc., of a business executive, official, or the like.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!
How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
Origin of private secretary
First recorded in 1765–75
Words nearby private secretary
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Example sentences from the Web for private secretary
He was Orion's private secretary, but there was no private-secretary work to do, and no salary attached to the position.The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 1, 1853-1866|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He had not changed in the least; he probably never would change from being the private-secretary type of lawyer.The Clarion|Samuel Hopkins Adams
British Dictionary definitions for private secretary
a secretary entrusted with the personal and confidential matters of a business executive
a civil servant who acts as aide to a minister or senior government officialCompare parliamentary private secretary
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