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    #21

    Re: back here I can't even hold a job PARKING CARS!

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    Do they mean the same thing? I assume they do. What do you think?
    Well, they do mean the same thing to you, apparently, yes.

    The difference between them is that a. is correct and b. is incorrect.

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    #22

    Re: back here I can't even hold a job PARKING CARS!

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Well, they do mean the same thing to you, apparently, yes.
    I thought of the structure "an energy-saving machine" and "a peace-loving people", so I did this one: "a PARKING-CARS job".

    Maybe this one better? "a CAR-PARKING job"
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #23

    Re: back here I can't even hold a job PARKING CARS!

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    I thought of the structure "an energy-saving machine" and "a peace-loving people", so I created this one: "a PARKING-CARS job".

    Maybe this one better? "a CAR-PARKING job"
    I don't think it will catch on.
    Not a professional teacher

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    #24

    Re: back here I can't even hold a job PARKING CARS!

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    Maybe this one better? "a CAR-PARKING job"
    Yes, that's much better.

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    #25

    Re: back here I can't even hold a job PARKING CARS!

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    Maybe this one's better? "a CAR-PARKING job"
    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Yes, that's much better.
    But it wouldn't work in the original quote, where the emphasis has to be on the job.
    I am not a teacher.

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