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The differences between.....

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:47 am
by Pham Minh Son
I don't know the diffrences between job, career, work and professional. Who can explain the meaning of these words, please?

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 1:31 pm
by shokin
A job seems to have the same meaning as a work. But there are some using differences :

I go to work. (Don't say "I go to job.")
I am searching for a job. (But am I searching for a work ?) So I am unemployed. :mrgreen:
Because I lost my job.


Work is often thought as already found. Job can mean I don't have yet it.

Do your job ! = Do what you have to do !

Work can be a verb : to work :

- doing my professsion : I work six days a week.
- studying : You are still working (studying) ! come playing with us !
- being active : it doesn't work, this machine has a problem.

career seems to be a cursus, an increase in the interprise. I often read about the false question : career or family ?

Do we say a artist career ?

First professional is an adjective, which means all about work :

I wanted to do a professional career, but I've become unhappy.
Professional secret has some limits.

Do we say ? he is a pro/professional = he knows perfectly what he does.

Shokin

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:27 pm
by essie
shokin wrote:I go to work. (Don't say "I go to job.")
I am searching for a job. (But am I searching for a work ?)
If you remove "a" you can. "I am searching for work"

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:49 pm
by shokin
essie wrote:
shokin wrote:I go to work. (Don't say "I go to job.")
I am searching for a job. (But am I searching for a work ?)
If you remove "a" you can. "I am searching for work"
Thanks ! I am now searching for work. [and it is true ! :mrgreen: ]

Shokin

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:12 pm
by essie
Ha! I as well ;)

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:31 pm
by RedRose
it is said that work has no plural, but job has plural, right?

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:39 pm
by shokin
No ! :mrgreen:

I for example heard "the works of Shakespear" = all what he has done.

In my dictionnary, there is a especially great place for :

works : pl n

1. a place where a number of people are employed, as a factory
2. the sum total of a writer's of artist's achievements (esp. when considered together)
3. the deeds of a person (the works of charity
4. the interior parts of the mechanism of a machine (and how it functions)
5. in the works = in preparation
...

Don't hesitate to use and read your dictionnary !

Shokin

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:31 am
by RedRose
oh, then it is up to what occasion you use it.

then works means workship?

thank you shokin

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:40 am
by shokin
"workship" ? I don't find this word in dictionnary, but I can imagine its meaning. :mrgreen: yes, workship could mean functionment (functioning) of work/enterrprise, or more generally any work in group. How does work work ? :mrgreen: the answer is the workship.

NB. : I only read the dictionnary. I don't know the real use of these words in spoken english (a bit in written english).

Shokin

Thank you very much!

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:59 am
by Pham Minh Son
:D
Thank you for your answers. I'm very happy with those.

Shokin, I hope to continue to receive your answer when I have difficuties. I will continue posting my questions about English.

Thanhs for everybody again :lol:

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:13 am
by RedRose
Shokin is very kind, I love him!

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:22 am
by shokin
Not at all, I answer like I can (or sometimes I don't answer. :lol: ).
RedRose wrote:Shokin is very kind, I love him!
:oops: oups, I didn't know that ! :mrgreen: are you loving everyone ?

Shokin

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:42 am
by RedRose
shokin wrote: :oops: oups, I didn't know that ! :mrgreen: are you loving everyone ?

Shokin
Not really! I just love nice guys :lol:

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:39 am
by Dixie
RedRose wrote:
shokin wrote: :oops: oups, I didn't know that ! :mrgreen: are you loving everyone ?

Shokin
Not really! I just love nice guys :lol:
And some girls too :oops: :oops: :roll: :roll: :D