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Your father is retiring from the service. Why don't you take a job? Is this sentence correct? Is it take up a job or take a job?

asked Apr 25 '13 at 04:30 Sanjay Expert

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As a North American speaker of English, only get a job sounds natural to me out of the possibilities listed in your question or the various answers.  Take on a job sounds very strange.  We take on responsibilities, but not jobs in the sense of employment.  People take up (acquire) new hobbies or teachers take up (orally correct in a classroom environment) homework...  There may be regional variations I am not aware of, however. Also find a job or land a job are correct; the latter has an extra nuance of impressiveness; She landed a high-paying job on Wall Street.

link comment answered Apr 25 '13 at 12:25 Shawn Mooney Expert

As your father is retiring, why don't you get a job?

link answered Apr 25 '13 at 09:32 Calvin New member

Yes, or "take on a job."

KimberlyApr 25 '13 at 10:00

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It is better for you to look for a job.


(More suggestive)

link comment answered Apr 26 '13 at 08:39 Danilo Gesmundo New member

Why do n't you Take up a job

link comment answered Apr 25 '13 at 05:43 santhosh New member

Why don't you take up a Job?


( Remember full end the setence with the question marks a good tip is if it goes up at the end it is

a question. eg  What time is it? not  ' What time is it.).

link comment edited Apr 25 '13 at 08:30 Danielle Krupa New member

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