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    'job' with prepositions

    Hello!

    I wonder if I can use the preposition 'in' in the sentences below:

    1) WHat did you use to do in your last job?
    2) We require minimum 3 years' experience in a similar job.
    3) In my second job I don't have to do a lot of tasks.

    Many thanks!

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    Re: 'job' with prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    1) What did you use to do in your last job?
    2) We require minimum 3 years' experience in a similar job.
    3) In my second job I don't have to do a lot (of tasks).
    'In' is fine.

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    Re: 'job' with prepositions

    NOT A TEACHER.

    Here's an example with a different preposition.

    "I got fired on my first day on the job."

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    Re: 'job' with prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Hello!

    I wonder if I can use the preposition 'in' in the sentences below:

    1) WHat did you use to do in your last job?
    2) We require minimum 3 years' experience in a similar job.
    3) In my second job I don't have to do a lot of tasks.

    Many thanks!

    ********** NOT A TEACHER **********


    Verona,


    I, too, get confused about the correct preposition to use with

    "job."

    I did some googling and found these examples. I think (think) that

    most American native speakers would accept the preposition that has

    been used.

    1. Tom gave two weeks' notice at his job. (He will leave in two weeks.)

    2. Martha feels trapped in her job. (She feels that she will never

    make much progress where she's working.)

    3. George is super competent at his job.

    4. Mona is very popular with everyone at her job.

    5. What does a cardiologist do in his job?

    6. Does a dentist use math in his job?

    7. Remember: Smoking is not allowed on the job.

    8. You seem so unhappy in your job!!!

    9. Tony is very dissatisfied with his current job.

    10. Jim was fired (dismissed) from his job.

    11. Alicia will have to sink or swim in her new job. (Nobody

    will help her. She will either succeed or fail on her own.)

    12. In his job, Herbert learned how to prepare delicious desserts.

    *****

    Finally, thanks to Google Books, I found this passage from the

    famous 1947 novel Last Horizon written by Mr. James Hilton:

    He was not passionately fond of activity, and did not enjoy

    responsibilities at all. Both were included in his job, and he

    made the best of them ....


    Thank You & Happy New Year

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    Re: 'job' with prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Hello!

    I wonder if I can use the preposition 'in' in the sentences below:

    1) WHat did you use to do in your last job?
    2) We require minimum 3 years' experience in a similar job.
    3) In my second job I don't have to do a lot of tasks.

    Many thanks!

    ********** NOT A TEACHER **********


    Verona,


    I have more information to share with you.

    I have communicated with an extremely experienced

    teacher of English. IF I understand her explanation correctly,

    there is a nice little difference between in/at a job.

    The following are only my dialogues:

    Tom: Where do you work?

    Martha: I work at Central Hospital.

    Tom: What do you do at your job?

    (That is, what do you do at that place [Central Hospital]?)

    Martha: I am a nurse practitioner.

    Tom: Nurse practitioner? I have never heard of that job.

    Martha: It's relatively new in the United States.

    Tom: Exactly what do you do in that job?

    (That is, what are the activities associated with that job?)

    Martha: Well, we are legally allowed to help patients in various

    ways that were open only to doctors in the past.

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    Thank you for your question. I learned SO much while I was

    researching the answer.

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    Re: 'job' with prepositions

    The Parser,
    Thank you so much for your efforts!

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