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    Lightbulb You have a difficult job working at the hospital

    Hello,
    "You have a difficult job working at the hospital, so try to rest on the train before work."
    What is the grammatical role of "working" ?!

    Thanks.

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    Re: You have a difficult job working at the hospital

    In my opinion, it is a participle that introduces a participial phrase which modifies "you". One could make a case for it modifying "job".

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    Re: You have a difficult job working at the hospital

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Nininaz:

    Like you, I also like modification questions.


    I was happy that the teacher tells us that there is "a case" for saying that it is the objective complement of "job."

    This sentence sounds somewhat similar: "I got my first job working at a car wash."

    I found a great discussion about this sentence while searching the Web. It was asked on September 20, 2011.

    Where? Here at usingenglish.com.

    Please go to Google and type in these exact words:

    "job working at" participle [Archive]

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    Be sure to use the quotation marks.

    I think that you will find the discussion very helpful.




    James
    Last edited by TheParser; 15-Nov-2014 at 22:50. Reason: I changed a question to a statement; I forgot two quotation marks.

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