Can anybody explain why we use and do not use an indefinite article in front of the noun “job”?
- It is a job he desired all his life.
- What job would you like to do?
Is it because the sentence is interrogative?
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Which and what are determiners, and they cannot normally be combined with other determiners such as articles.
The only context in which what a job might appear is in the exclamation "What a job!", where "What" has a different meaning and different grammar.
(I am not talking about sentences in which the sequence of words what a job occurs but does not form a grammatical unit, Such as "What a job like this needs is time.")