In my mother tongue I have 'beneficial' word like in English and I would like to use in context of 'useful', but after writing a paragraph, I think I was misunderstood and the receiver thought I used it in the way of 'advantageous'.
My paragraph is:
It would be beneficial for me to know if I will have to do Unit Testing for the technical test.
I just wanted to mannerly ask for useful information and make a question like I was allowed to do, but his answer is what makes me think he misunderstood in a bad way (when mentioning 'fair' or the set phrase in bold)
... the paragraph of information ... is deliberately vague.
Having said that, we are not in the business of setting people up to fail. ... . As a result, our assessment of your completed test will be fair.
- What exactly does the sentence in bold mean?
- Has the 'beneficial' word a bad connotation in this context, like if I wanted to cheat?
- Is the word ambiguous or I had just to use 'useful' instead?