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My sister wanted to convey the idea that she works somewhere and she used this sentence which I found quite odd. I tried looking for similar sentences but only found sentences like, 'she does odd jobs' which sounds perfectly fine. But saying 'I do a job' sounds very wrong grammatically and otherwise.

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    Iff you are trying to convey the idea that you are employed, then: I have a job is usually said. You should use the extra space to explain your thinking behind your question so the answerers can advise you appropriately. – Peter Dec 25 '15 at 15:07
  • -1 This is not a good question. It needs details. Please add the context or purpose for such a statement. – GoDucks Dec 25 '15 at 15:26
  • In English, do can refer to any activity. Whether native speakers would say I do {something} depends on the context. – GoDucks Dec 25 '15 at 15:27
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    Instead of filling the space with nonsense, try telling us more about what you are trying to say. Our Details, please post might help. – J.R. Dec 26 '15 at 0:08
  • You are right. It's not correct. We would say, "I have a job" to mean that we work somewhere. – Jim Reynolds Jan 8 '16 at 1:39
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I have a job

means I am employed or I work.

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I do a job

The sentence isn't ungrammatical, but the use of the verb "do" in the context is far less common. You usually say:

I have a job.

I am working or I work.

I am employed.

I am in a job (though less common).

In BrE, you can also say:

I am in work.

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"I do paint houses" is a valid statement.

Usually people will say "I paint houses".

The exact sentence you said is valid English. (However, since most people do a job of some sort, the sentence seems to have little point, just like "I breathe" is usually something that people safely assume.)

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In what context would you use this phrase? Variations of the phrase that would be used more often are "I did a job [where I...]" as in past tense.

If you're talking about being employed, try using "My job is..." or a longer version like "I work at (somewhere, e.g. Intel) where I (job e.g. build computers)."

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I do a job. The sentence is grammatical.

Incorrec:With the right tools, I could make the job in five minutes. Correct: With the right tools, I could do the job in five minutes.

Do a job (NOT make ):

'There are lots of jobs to do when we get home.' (= pieces of work) 'There's no need to thank me. I was just doing my job.' (= what I do to earn a living)

Reference :Longman Dictionary of Common Errors.

  • @I don't know who I am, The OP means his permanent job for which he gets paid regularly. (Call me at 03332255829 Aslam). – Khan Apr 5 '17 at 5:28

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