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    jobs vs work

    Please take a look at the sentence below.

    "Many young people quit their well-paying (A. jobs, B. work) in the cities and returned to their home towns to grow organic vegetables."

    I know that A is correct, but why not B?
    I asked this question because according to Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, work means "a job you are paid to do ..." and also because both "out of a job" and "out of work" can mean "out of employment." I do need language experts' explanations. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maoyueh View Post
    Please take a look at the sentence below.

    "Many young people quit their well-paying (A. jobs, B. work) in the cities and returned to their home towns to grow organic vegetables."

    I know that A is correct, but why not B?
    I asked this question because according to Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, work means "a job you are paid to do ..." and also because both "out of a job" and "out of work" can mean "out of employment." I do need language experts' explanations. Thank you.
    The words "job" and work" are related, but not interchangeable. We would not say "well-paying" work.

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    I have a well-paid job.
    My work is well paid.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: jobs vs work

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The words "job" and work" are related, but not interchangeable. We would not say "well-paying" work.
    @ Odessa Dawn. I see that you both 'liked' and 'disliked this post'. Please don't do that in future. It does make these functions rather pointless if they are misused.
    Last edited by 5jj; 03-Feb-2014 at 20:40.

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    Re: jobs vs work

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    @ Odessa Dawn. I see that you both 'liked' and 'disliked this post'. Please don't do that in future. It does make these functions rather pointless if they are misused.
    I think that it is a mistake. Once a button has been clicked, we can't undo it.
    I learn something almost every day on this site.

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    I feel ashamed that I couldn’t get rid of that. It was by mistake and I am deeply hurt doing that to a towering figure, MikeNewYork . I just wanted to know how they work. Your forgiveness, MikeNewYork. Apologize!


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    Re: jobs vs work

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I feel ashamed that I couldn’t get rid of that. It was by mistake and I am deeply hurt doing that to a towering figure, MikeNewYork . I just wanted to know how they work. Your forgiveness, MikeNewYork. Apologize!

    Odessa, please do not be concerned. There are no towers here and I was not and am not offended. You are a good man.

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    Re: jobs vs work

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I feel ashamed that I couldn’t get rid of that. It was by mistake and I am deeply hurt doing that to a towering figure, MikeNewYork . I just wanted to know how they work. Your forgiveness, MikeNewYork. Apologize!

    From now on, you can remove accidental choices.

    PS Apologies

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