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Dear Teachers and users.
I was just wondering, if there are any differences between them.
" have / get / find / land / take a job."
Does these all have an exactly same meaning?
if there's any differences, could you explain for me?
Thank you so much for your help in advance
Thanks for the comment.
I tried to make some sentences that just changed verbs in each sentence to see if there's any difference.
What I made are
1. I have a job as a scientist.
2. I got a job as a scientist.
3. I found a job as a scientist.
4. I landed a job as a scientist.
5. I took a job as a scientist.
Does all show the fact that I HAVE a job right now?
#2 shows that at some point in time you were offered the position of scientist, but it does not necessarily mean that you have that job now.
#3 shows that you have found an advert for a job as a scientist, or that you had been job-hunting and then found, applied for and got a job as a scientist.
#4 is like #2. At some point in the past, you were offered the position of scientist. It's not possible to tell if you have that job or any other job now.
#5 is the same as 2 and 4. At some point in the past, you accepted the offer of a job as a scientist. Again, we have no idea if you currently have a job.
Really, the only way to be sure that your reader/listener knows that you are currently employed as a scientist is to say "I work as a scientist", "I currently have a job as a scientist", "My current job title is scientist" or something similar.
The issue is not necessarily with the verbs that you use, but with the tense.
Last edited by 5jj; 26-Feb-2012 at 23:33. Reason: ps added
Thank you so much, emsr2d2 and 5jj !!
Thanks to both of you, I am now clearly able to get the differences between them. it makes me feel so relieved ! I had searched informations about it to figure out the differences, but I couldn't get it straight until you both gave me clear explanations. Thanks again !!
By the way, (and I'm going to have to point out that this is the fourth time today that I've had to post the same advice), we do not put a space before a punctuation mark at the end of a sentence. The full stop, question mark or exclamation mark go directly after the final letter of the final word of a sentence. Also, one exclamation mark is sufficient.