She Enjoys Her Job Working With Local Communities

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She Enjoys Her Job Working With Local Communities

Post by Newton » Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:35 am

1) We didn't do as good a job preparing the garden for planting as we should have.

2) She enjoys her job working with local communities.


Q1) Do sentences (1) and (2) mean the following, with the optional preposition "of"?

1a) We didn't do as good a job (of) preparing the garden for planting as we should have.

2a) She enjoys her job (of) working with local communities.


Q2) Is a comma needed after "job" in both (1) and (2)?

1b) We didn't do as good a job, preparing the garden for planting, as we should have.

⇒ We didn't do as good a job, which is preparing the garden for planting, as we should have.

2b) She enjoys her job, working with local communities.

⇒ She enjoys her job, which is working with local communities.

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Re: She Enjoys Her Job Working With Local Communities

Post by Alan » Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:23 am

Yes, the version with 'of' is semantically the same, but less natural.

No commas would be required.

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