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    Default Are they correct? She works / types on a computer. She works with a computer.

    Hi teachers,
    Acording to the question, I guess, answers 'a' and 'b' are suitable, but how about 'c'? Is it also suitable? If not, could you tell me why?
    What does she usually do at work?
    a) She usually works on a computer.
    b) She usually types on a computer.
    c) She usually works with a computer.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Are they correct? She works / types on a computer. She works with a computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    Acording to the question, I guess, answers 'a' and 'b' are suitable, but how about 'c'? Is it also suitable? If not, could you tell me why?
    What does she usually do at work?
    a) She usually works on a computer.
    b) She usually types on a computer.
    c) She usually works with a computer.

    Thanks in advance.
    None of them is natural.

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    Default Re: Are they correct? She works / types on a computer. She works with a computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    None of them is natural.
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply.
    If none of them is natural, could you tell me which one/ones are natural when a person works on a computer in an office?
    Will it be, 'She usually uses a computer''?
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    Default Re: Are they correct? She works / types on a computer. She works with a computer.

    NOT A TEACHER

    As far as the phrase "type on a computer" is concerned, I found 8 examples of its usage in COCA, and one entry in my bilingual dictionary. I know that the phrase "write on a computer" is much more common, but according to the resources I mentioned, it should be OK too. Maybe it's the word "usually" that makes it unnatural, but if the sentence was more complex, I can imagine that it would work with usually too.

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    Default Re: Are they correct? She works / types on a computer. She works with a computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply.
    If none of them is natural, could you tell me which one/ones are natural when a person works on a computer in an office?
    Will it be, 'She usually uses a computer''?
    What is the question supposed to be, are you asking what her job is?

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    Hi Carlo,
    Thank you for your reply.

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    Default Re: Are they correct? She works / types on a computer. She works with a computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What is the question supposed to be, are you asking what her job is?
    The question and the answer are based on a picture with a woman working in an office. The woman has her hands typing on a keyboard, and the words given are:
    What / she / at work? (computer)
    The exercise asks you to use the words given to make questions and answers about their actions in simple present, there are other pictures with other actions. It also asks you to use a frequency adverb in the question and answer.

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    Default Re: Are they correct? She works / types on a computer. She works with a computer.

    NOT A TEACHER

    In that case, I'd say:

    What does she usually do at work? She often uses a computer.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Default Re: Are they correct? She works / types on a computer. She works with a computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    The question and the answer are based on a picture with a woman working in an office. The woman has her hands typing on a keyboard, and the words given are:
    What / she / at work? (computer)
    The exercise asks you to use the words given to make questions and answers about their actions in simple present, there are other pictures with other actions. It also asks you to use a frequency adverb in the question and answer.
    "What does she usually do at work?" "She usually works on a computer."

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