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    The job I was offered was

    I am wondering if my sentences sound natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    The job I was offered was difficult and low-paid. If I had not been in need of money, I would certainly have turned it down and never come back.

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    Re: The job I was offered was

    It works for me.
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    Re: The job I was offered was

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    The job I was offered was difficult and low-paid. If I had not needed the money, I would have certainly turned it down and never come back.
    I would probably write the above sentence instead, which only has a few changes from your original.

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    Re: The job I was offered was

    I am wondering why the word "money" needs the article. "If I had not needed the money..."

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    Re: The job I was offered was

    It doesn't need the article. Including it makes the phrase mean if I hadn't needed the money I was going to earn. Without it, it means if I hadn't needed money in general. Including the article in your sentence directs the reader's mind toward money earned from the job. That's the point of the passage, so it works best that way.
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