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    #1

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    Recruitment agent: How was your interview?
    Interviewee: Well, it was fine. Just that there was a question from the interviewer which surprised me. He asked me about my exam grades in high school. Come on, I have been working for over 10 years now and I do not think my high school exam grades would be of any relevance. I have never been asked about such question before.

    The sentence "I have never been asked about such question before." appears to be incorrect to me. Should it be changed to "I have never encountered such question in any of my previous interviews" or is there any other way to say it?
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    JY

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  1. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Re: Ask

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiayun View Post
    "I have never been asked about such question before."
    'About' is not needed before 'question', according to http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/ask_1
    The article 'a' is needed before 'question' which is a singular countable noun.

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    Re: Ask

    I would also add "it was."

    Well, it was fine. It was just that there was a question from the interviewer which surprised me. He asked me about my exam grades in high school. Come on, I have been working for over 10 years now and I do not think my high school exam grades would be of any relevance. I have never been asked such a question before.


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    Re: Ask

    Please note that a better title would have been "I have never been asked about such question before".

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