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    Mike12345 is offline Member
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    My job is an English teacher.

    1 My job is an English teacher.
    2 My job is to teach English.
    3 My job is teaching English.
    4 My dream job is an English teacher.
    5 My dream job is to teach English.
    6 My dream job is teaching English.

    Teachers, In my opinion, I think all of these sentences are right. Do you agree? If you do, could you please tell me what differences they are? If you don't, could you tell me why not? Thank you
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    bhaisahab is offline Moderator
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    Re: My job is an English teacher.

    1. and 4. are not OK.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Lynxear is offline Senior Member
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    Re: My job is an English teacher.

    I would agree with bhaisahab.

    1 My job is an English teacher. Your job title is "English Teacher "
    2 My job is to teach English.
    3 My job is teaching English.
    4 My dream job is an English teacher. "My dream job would be to work as a English teacher." Sounds better to me.
    5 My dream job is to teach English.
    6 My dream job is teaching English.

    Both the gerund and infinitive of "teach" work fine for me.
    Experience is recognizing a mistake the second time you make it.
    You don't go to an Englishman when you want good pierogi.

    - Wisdom from my father

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    GoesStation is offline Moderator
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    Re: My job is an English teacher.

    You can be a teacher. Your job can't.
    I am not a teacher.

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