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correct writing

correct writing

correct writing

In Italy, where the english language is not so properly diffused, the governement is talking about modifications for the rules of workers and so everyone is talking about "jobs act"
is it correct ? should not be "job act" without s ??


RE: correct writing

My opinion...

"job" is an overworked English word. Too vague to be used in formal writing. I think in your context it is intended to mean "Employment act".

If that is the case, "Jobs act" would be the correct form.

(Job's act *could* be used, if it were some kind of biblical reference bigsmile )

- Steve

RE: correct writing



RE: correct writing

A job is singular. One job for one person. Not very effective legislation.

Jobs is plural. Many jobs for many people.

RE: correct writing

do people generally understand what is meant by the term ? then the term is working well.

is the term describing a technical situation (where precision is needed) or a generic one ?

would changing the term increase understanding or obscurity ?

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

RE: correct writing

".....,the government is talking about modifications for the rules of workers and so everyone is talking about "jobs act". Jobs is correct but extremely poor English usage.

You really need more detail / background on the actual comments being made to ensure that the content / inference is clearly understood.

Maybe something as follows would fit the discussion:

....., the government is discussing modification to the rules of employment for workers, therefore everyone is currently discussing a likely new employment act.

It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia.)

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thanks to all.
To Artisi : "jobs act" is the official short name given by the governement to the law under discussion (in few days this law will be released and it will become ruling)

RE: correct writing

Political speech in Venezia and Milano used to be intended to titillate. For the OP, do they still have former adult actresses like Cicciolina running for office? Sorry if my spelling is bad, it's been about 22 years since I saw her give a presentation of her policital assets, and her "debate" with the candidate fom Milano was awesome.

RE: correct writing

"Job's act" is not only grammatically incorrect but also very unrefined. "Employment Act" is the appropriate choice of words any given day.

RE: correct writing

If the act is in regards to multiple jobs, then jobs act would be appropriate.
If the act is in regards to employment, employment act would be appropriate.

RE: correct writing

As politicians are fond of saying things like "It's all about jobs, jobs, jobs", I think "Jobs Act" is fine. Simple is good.

RE: correct writing

My two pennies; a job defines a specific act, task, or function of either technical or non-technical persons. Employment encompasses many types of jobs.

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