Thursday, November 1, 2012

A drawback

A drawback is a synonym for a disadvantage/ a minus/ a con/ an inconvenience. (Advantages & disadvantage/ pluses & minuses/ pros and cons). We usually use “drawback” after something positive has already been said… we’re going to mention the negative points. There are drawbacks to almost everything!

1. If you are self-employed, like I am, it has its pluses: I get to create my own schedule, I have no boss, I get to work from home etc. It does have its drawbacks, though: The “salary” is not constant, I don’t get benefits like paid vacation, and I have other distractions at home… but I’d have to say that there are more positives than negatives. After all, “You can’t have your cake and eat it!” (you can’t have everything). What are the particular drawbacks in your line of work?

Do you think there are any drawbacks to marriage, or do you think that marriage is a “bed of roses”? Surely the positives must outweigh the negatives, don’t you think? What are some of the positives?

3.  It’s a really peaceful life living out in the suburbs (residential areas on the outskirts of a city). It does have its drawbacks, though, in that you need to spend time traveling back and forth to and from the city.

4Sticking to a really healthy diet is great if you can do it. One unfortunate drawback is that sometimes it is not very sociable, especially when eating out or visiting someone’s house – you can’t be picky (Selective)!


  1. I believe working at home instead of at the office can be a good thing in terms of not having to bath pretty early or drive to work, the drawback of it is that you don't get to socialize as much and you don't get to meet many girls.

  2. That's why I reckon I have a pretty cool job... even though I work from home... all of my work involves interacting with people... my English students. I realized how lucky I was just the other day!

  3. Lucky you, "reckon", nice word ;)