the work that sb do for money
a piece of work
one's affair; duty
"he's not in my line of business"
"estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"
"the job of repairing the engine took several hours"
"the endless task of classifying the samples"
"the farmer's morning chores"
"on the job"
"he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"
"it is their job to print the truth"
"she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"
"he gave it up as a bad job"
"dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"
"the barber did a real job on my hair"
"she and her husband are having problems"
"it is always a job to contact him"
"urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog"
"the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"
"As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"
"I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating"
I did this grudgingly, as I did most jobs around the house.
出自： M. Atwood
Let the horse go, but don't job his mouth in that way.
出自： S. Baring
His game plan is to..buy in,..then..job the shares on at a profit.
误 Many women are out of job.
正 Many women are out of a job.
正 Many women are out of jobs.
误 Now,John is out of jobs.
正 Now,John is out of a job.
正 Now,John is out of job.
正 Now,John is without a job.
析 job作“工作”“职业”解时是可数名词。“多人失业”应该说out of a job或out of jobs。“一个人失业”应该说out of a job, out of job或without a job。
误 I got a job to serve the dinner.
正 I got a job of serving the dinner.
误 You'll have a job in inviting her to dinner.
正 You'll have a job to invite her to dinner.
正 You'll have a job inviting her to dinner.
析 job指一份工作时,其后不可接动词不定式作其定语; 指“难做的事”时,可接to- v ,也可接 v -ing作其定语, v -ing前不可加介词in。