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    #1

    My name is Jane, currently working as....??

    There is a line like this:

    My name is Jane, currently working as a store manager of a large retailer.

    My question is: is the sentence logically sound? Should it be:

    I am Jane, currently working as a store manager of a large retailer. ???

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    Thank you for your attention.

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    #2

    Re: My name is Jane, currently working as....??

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    There is a line like this:

    My name is Jane, currently working as a store manager of a large retailer.

    My question is: is the sentence logically sound? Should it be:

    I am Jane, currently working as a store manager of a large retailer. ???

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    Thank you for your attention.
    ***NOT A TEACHER*** I prefer your second sentence. The first seems to imply that your name is working as a store manager.

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    #3

    Re: My name is Jane, currently working as....??

    To me, few things sound less "native" than when I read letters that begin "I am Sam Smith,..."

    My name is Jane, and I currently work as...

    is how I would write this.
    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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    #4

    Re: My name is Jane, currently working as....??

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    There is a line like this:

    My name is Jane, currently working as a store manager of a large retailer.

    My question is: is the sentence logically sound? Should it be:

    I am Jane, currently working as a store manager of a large retailer. ???

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    Thank you for your attention.
    You could say:
    I am Jane, a store manager currently working for a large retailer.

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