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    become with no job

    I try to form a sentence. Would you like to help?

    "When their firm has shut up/closed down they became with no job." Here intended meaning is "Their firm has been closed by some resasons so now they lost their job."

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    #2

    Re: become with no job

    When their firm closed down, they became jobless.

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    Re: become with no job

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    When their firm closed down, they became jobless.

    What do you think about mine? Is it incorrect or correct but non-idiomatic?

    Thank you.

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    #4

    Re: become with no job

    It is incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: become with no job

    In addition to Piscean's, you could say "When their firm closed down, they lost their jobs."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: become with no job

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    What do you think about mine?
    It sounds like it might be a direct translation. It doesn't work in English.

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