Which of the following would be the correct way to say what your dream job is?
1 - “My dream job is to be a writer”
2 - “My dream job is writing”
3 - “My dream job is writer”
How do I explain it to a friend? I told him that the correct form could be either the first or the second options, but I’m not really certain of that, and I don’t know how to explain why (and how) the other form is wrong. When I tried to explain it he made a point saying that his dream job was not “TO BE” or “BEING” something, but the profession (writer) itself.
Other thing is, how can I explain to someone that sometimes we have to be flexible while composing sentences, and not rely on the structure of a question to elaborate your answer? He only seems to accept that an answer is right when it follows the phrasing of the question. For example:
Q - “What was your dream job?”
His answer: “My dream job was…”
He would never say “My dream was to be a writer”, he thinks that’s a completely wrong answer hehe. What do you think? I’m 16 and I’m not a teacher yet (talking about dream jobs, that was mine heh), I’m just trying to teach him some basics, but these situations frustrate me beyond belief. :?
Do you have any tips on how to deal with stubborn and overly inquisitive students?