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    Assistance Required with one sentence

    I need some assistance with this sentence :

    ''I want a job where I get too much money''

    Can we use ''much'' in this case or maybe more appropriate would be ''a lot of'', because money is in a group of noncounteble nouns. Also, ''a lot of'' we can use with plural countable nouns, and since it is a salary it will be correct, it is a bit confusing,isn't it.
    Another thing here is that we are talking about something happening in present, can we add ''... where I can get ...'' or ''...where I will get..''?

    Is it correct to say than:
    ''I want a job where I can get a lot of money''

    where did I get wrong ?

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    Re: Assistance Required with one sentence

    I wanna job where I get too much money too! But my boss says this is bad English and just pays me a pittance!

    I would write: I want a job where I can earn a lot of money. (Please find two, as I need that as well.)

    @Gilnetter: there is nothing conditional about ' Where I can get' = 'Where I am able to get.'

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    Re: Assistance Required with one sentence

    I can walk 48 miles.

    If I could read your mind, I would know whether you are using 'can' Simple Present tense, or 'can' Present Subjunctive. In German, these are written differently, and the intended meaning is clear. So you are right: if you mean 'can' Present Subjunctive, it's conditional. Your sentence is therefore ambiguous. Just reading that though, I would plump for 'can' Simple Present.
    Last edited by Pedroski; 07-Sep-2010 at 05:53.

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