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    Question and Answer format

    Q: What do you do?
    A: I am a driver or I am working as a driver. I heard here this question and answer are wrong. It should be like,
    Q: What do you do for livelihood?
    A: I am driving in a vehicle. Can I ask both or second one is correct?
    Thank you.

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    Re: Question and Answer format

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    Q: What do you do?
    A: I am a driver or I am working as a driver. I heard here this question and answer are wrong. It should be like,
    Q: What do you do for livelihood?
    A: I am driving in a vehicle. Can I ask both or second one is correct?
    Thank you.
    The first one is correct and more natural than the second.

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    Re: Question and Answer format

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    Q: What do you do?
    A: I am a driver or I am working as a driver. These are fine. The first implies that it's his permanent job, the second that it's only temporary until he finds something he'd rather be doing.

    Q: What do you do for a living?
    A: I drive a lorry. (Specify the vehicle.)
    Rover

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