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    I am free as a bird

    If somebody ask to me that "What do you do?", can i answer the question like that?

    I just graduated from my University which is called Ege University in Izmir. Nowadays, I am looking for a job. Metaphorically, i am free as a bird nonetheless i am a hectic person owing to the fact that i produce vermicompost which is Califoornia Worm Manure as a hobby.

    Is there any meaning mistake in this sentence or gramatic boo-boo ?

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    #2

    Re: I am free as a bird

    That reply doesn't say anything useful. Besides, it says what you are (which you apparently really aren't) , not what you do.

    "What do you do?"
    "I've just finished university, and I'm looking for a job."

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    #3

    Re: I am free as a bird

    I am as free as a bird.

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    Re: I am free as a bird

    I see what you say. However, i need more complex and long answer in this case. Hence, can you give me some advices ? How should it be more complex with adding new points?

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    #5

    Re: I am free as a bird

    Quote Originally Posted by jammyfellow View Post

    grammatical/grammar boo-boo ?

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

    I believe that it would be more correct to say, "I am as free as a bird."

    Furthermore, English requires the personal pronoun "I" to always be capitalized, not just when it's the first word in a sentence.

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    Re: I am free as a bird

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    That reply doesn't say anything useful. Besides, it says what you are (which you apparently really aren't) , not what you do.

    "What do you do?"
    "I've just finished university, and I'm looking for a job."
    I see what you say. However, i need more complex and long answer in this case. Hence, can you give me some advices ? How should it be more complex with adding new points?

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    Re: I am free as a bird

    I don't understand your question.
    I assumed that you knew that "What do you do?" means "What work do you do?". Since you aren't working, you explain why.

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    #8

    Re: I am free as a bird

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    I believe that it would be more correct to say, "I am as free as a bird."
    The version without the first 'as' is fine. Of the 17 COCA citations for BE/FEEL free (as) a bird, only four have the first 'as'.

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    #9

    Re: I am free as a bird

    We're all used to hearing Lynyrd Skynyrd so it sounds odd without the first "as."

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    #10

    Re: I am free as a bird

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    We're all used to hearing Lynyrd Skynyrd so it sounds odd without the first "as."
    Not all of us.

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