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    #1

    job function

    1. Tim wants to know the job functions being a customs officer.
    2. Tim wants to know the jobs function being a customs officer.
    3. Tim wants to know the jobs functions being a customs officer.


    May I know which one of the above is correct?

    Thank you.

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    Re: job function

    NOT A TEACHER

    None of the above, as far as I can tell. You'd have to put "of" after "job functions".

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    Re: job function

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    NOT A TEACHER

    None of the above, as far as I can tell. You'd have to put "of" after "job functions".
    Can anyone suggest the right way to express the meaning?

    Thank you.

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    Re: job function

    Tim wants to know the job functions of a customs officer.

    This is assuming that there's more than one job function. I prefer to leave out "being". Although it's probably not wrong, it's not a word that is needed in this sentence.

    Note that "jobs function" and "jobs functions" are incorrect, because if you have a "noun + noun"-form, only the second one gets pluralised. One horse race, two horse races (NOT two horses races).

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    #5

    Re: job function

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Can anyone suggest the right way to express the meaning?

    Thank you.
    Hello, Ju.
    As Chicken Sandwich suggested (with the support of two native speakers),

    "Tim wants to know the job functions of (being) a customs officer." would be fine.

    Or "Tim wants to know the functions of the job of the customs officer", which is a bit wordy.

    (Edit) Yes, I agree with you, CS. I didn't notice your post.

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    #6

    Re: job function

    How about "What exactly do Customs Officers do?!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: job function

    ...or 'What's in a customs officer's job description?'

    Rover

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