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    Default what /who do you work as

    Hello,

    I'm wondering which question word, what or who, I should use in the sentences below. I came up with the following:

    - What did you want to work as when you were a child? - A taxi driver.
    - Who did you want to be when you were a child? - A ballerina.

    I'd be grateful for help.
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: what /who do you work as

    What did you want to be? -- Asks specifically about a profession.

    What did you want to do? -- It could be about a profession, or it could include answered like "travel the world" or "make movies" or "cure cancer."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: what /who do you work as

    - Who did you want to be when you were a child?

    This is more likely to be answered by tha name of a famous person, such as Princess Di or Madonna,

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