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Jobs vs. occupation #1 (permalink) Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:07 am   Jobs vs. occupation
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #149 "financial and bank expressions", question 5

I saw a very good ......... advertised in the newspaper this week.

(a) employment
(b) occupation
(c) work
(d) job

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #149 "financial and bank expressions", answer 5

I saw a very good job advertised in the newspaper this week.

Correct answer: (d) job

Your answer was: incorrect
I saw a very good occupation advertised in the newspaper this week.
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Dear teacher,
why is "job" more accurate than other answers?

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Job #2 (permalink) Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:11 am   Job
 

Hi,

The word job here means position and is needed in this sentence because it is the most specific. Employment and occupation refer to the means by which you earn your money/income. Work in this context is uncountable and so would not be right here.

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