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  1. Newbie
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    Hi! Can you help me, please?
    Which is better to say:
    "Every morning I go to my JOB by bus" or "Every morning I go to my WORK by bus"?
    Thank you!

  2. BobK's Avatar
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    Re: Job/Work

    "Every morning I go to work by bus." No "my". "My work" seldom refers to a job. It's more often a reference to a general occupation*: "My work involves contact with all sorts of people."


    PS * Hmm. This isn't a very satisfactory phrase. My point is that the speaker knows which specific job (or succession of jobs - in a sentence like 'My work has always been involved with communication of some sort"), but doesn't want to specify it; and the listener is satisfied with a general idea.
    Last edited by BobK; 16-Mar-2009 at 13:20. Reason: Added PS


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