greet~for?

ddubug

Senior Member
Korea
Hi,

[Tom, I've got a new idea for you.", said Mary.
I had been getting more and more confident in what I had been doing in my job. So I greeted my boss, Mary's new idea for what I could do with a little trepidation, and also without much enthusiasm.]

greet~for/ is very new to me.
greet...means say 'hi' or react in certain way.

So, this sentence is hard for my to understand.
Please help.

'I' am getting confident and I was happy for Mary's new idea?
 
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    There is no "direct" connection between "greet" and "for" in this sentence. "For what I could do" describes idea and, in truth, could be omitted with very little change to the overall meaning of the sentence.
     

    kalamazoo

    Senior Member
    US, English
    Yes, he is saying he greeted the new idea with trepidation and without much enthusiasm. The "for what I could do" describes the idea and doesn't go with the "greet."
     
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