ask usage of " previous"


Can I say " my previous of previous job" ?


Background: the interviewer ask me about job experierence, and I clarify it by saying " its my previous of previous job"

previous asked Sep 30 '13 at 04:17 sisi New member

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No, you cannot say "my previous" because you are using "previous" as a noun when it has the function of an adjective--you must include the noun.


With the way you have it now, it would read:

"It's my previous job of previous job."


Just use it as the predicate nominative--there is no need for a clarifying prepositional phrase:

"It was my previous job."

link comment answered Sep 30 '13 at 11:32 Aaron Prejean Expert

"My previous job" (by itself) is usually referring to the last job that I had before right now. The job right before that would be "my second to last job" or perhaps "the job before my previous one." If you want to refer to any previous job, without regard to order, it would be "a previous job." If you give additional clarification about which job, then you might say, "my previous job as a mechanic." Your example of "my previous of previous job" is incorrect.

link comment answered Sep 30 '13 at 16:25 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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