This is a short conversation to practice and illustrate the use of Re-Sign and Resign.
The two words are often confused by English language students.
Let us be clear from the beginning.
Resign means to give up an existing work position.
Re-sign (with the hyphen) means to sign a document a second or subsequent time or take up a position from which you had previously withdrawn or given up.
Enjoy the conversation dialogue!
PRESIDENT What can I do for you John?
JOHN I want to resign Sir
PRESIDENT What on earth for John? Don’t we pay you enough?
JOHN It’s not that Sir. I don’t get high anymore.
PRESIDENT Ok I get it. So you hit the lows, yes?
JOHN Pretty much Sir
PRESIDENT Are you sure you want to do this John?
JOHN Damn sure Sir.
PRESIDENT Nobody put you up to this?
JOHN Entirely my own idea Sir.
PRESIDENT Tell you what. You can resign here and now but think about it John
JOHN I am thinking about it Sir
PRESIDENT …….. And if you want to re-sign in the morning, you can
JOHN Are you sure Sir?
PRESIDENT President’s prerogative, isn’t it John?
JOHN Sounds fair Sir
PRESIDENT No hard feelings?
JOHN None whatsoever
PRESIDENT Better to be hired than fired John. Rough tough world out there
JOHN Totally agree Sir.
PRESIDENT Excuse me for a few minutes John, I must run to the bathroom.
JOHN Get high Sir?
PRESIDENT Spoken like a true Gent John. Stuff it! I’ll resign.
JOHN I think you mean re-sign Sir
PRESIDENT It’s a done deal John.