job

English grammar questions, answered by Alan

Moderator: Alan

Post Reply
hanuman_2000
Platinum Member
Posts: 777
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 3:48 am

job

Post by hanuman_2000 » Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:07 am

Sir,

I am a sales manager.

Is it correct to say"sales". If yes then can be say "I am a Compters Engineer.".

Thanks.

User avatar
Alan
EC Teacher
EC Teacher
Posts: 12886
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2003 7:56 pm
Status: English Teacher
Location: Japan

Post by Alan » Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:39 am

Yes, 'sales manager' is correct, but, regarding the second, 'computer engineer' is the correct form.

The singularity or plurality of any attributive noun is fixed mainly by convention, and therefore cannot necessarily be logically deduced from any other.

Post Reply