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    a high paying/paid job

    Hi,
    Are they, a high paying/paid job, and a well paying/paid job, all right and about the same in meanings? Thanks.

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    Re: a high paying/paid job

    A well-paid job
    A highly-paid job

    Technically, of course, it's the employee who is well-paid or highly-paid, but you'll hear it with "job".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: a high paying/paid job

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    A well-paid job
    A highly-paid job

    Technically, of course, it's the employee who is well-paid or highly-paid, but you'll hear it with "job".
    But check this out: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/26/the-2...n-america.html

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    Re: a high paying/paid job

    The link does not negate ems's reply.

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    Re: a high paying/paid job

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The link does not negate ems's reply.
    I meant to ask whether a high paying job or a well paying job sounds ok to you by quoting the link.

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    Re: a high paying/paid job

    I thought I had posted from my phone.
    As you know, I'm American, and I would say "a high-paying" or "a well-paying" job.
    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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    Re: a high paying/paid job

    Well-paying doesn't work for me. I'd say high-paying or well paid job.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: a high paying/paid job

    I think this is a matter of personal preference, though there may be an AmE/BrE difference. I would speak only of a well-paid job. I would not use the other forms, but I accept that other people do.

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