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1)I got a job building computers 2) I got a job to build computers
Here if i question with ''what kind of job'' then i will get the answer ''Building computers'' and ''to build computers'' so the two sentences above are acting adjectivally the first one as participle and the second one as infinitive.So my question is that here the two sentences above carry the same meaning? then what is the difference between the two sentences? which sentence is grammatically correct the first one or the second one? forgive me if i make any mistakes in course of writing.
Last edited by Babai; 13-Aug-2013 at 07:59. Reason: mistake
If someone asked me "What kind of job did you get?", I would feel inclined to answer simply "Assembling/designing computers" (as far as I know computers are not built; their pieces are more likely "put together" (assembled) instead).
However, if I had to use the verb "get", I'd probably say "I got a job at a computer assembly line/assembling company".
Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.