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looking for a correct verb to replace "criticize" Options
robjen
Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 5:25:47 PM
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If someone doesn't like his job and he says a lot of bad things about it, I think it's wrong to say:

(ex) You always criticize your job.

What is a correct verb to replace "criticize" in this context? Thanks for your help.
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:38:05 PM

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I have gathered it's not wrong to say that to mean what you are trying to say but if you are looking to find an alternative way to convey the meaning for clearer message passing , I have gathered you can say the followings:

"You are always slagging off your job."
*You are always complaining about your job."

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NKM
Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:05:44 PM

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You might criticize your boss or your co-workers, but you would complain about your job.

Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:24:18 PM

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Technically, it's true - the person is probably not criticising his job.
His job is "cleaner" or "office manager". He is probably not saying "cleaning is bad" or "managing is bad".

However, colloquially, it is fairly normal to say that someone criticises or complains about their job (meaning that they complain about their boss or work-conditions).

There are some very informal, or slang, phrases:
"You're always slagging your job", "You're always going on about your job", "You're always finding fault with your job".

The most common (and the one which could be used most formally) is "complaining about".


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