Help me with english "by trade"?

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Asked at 2012-07-30 09:31:57
here's an example sentence.

Ex)He was a carpenter by trade
Q1)Some say it means his job was a carpenter. is it right?
If so, between them, what's the difference?
and we can also say he was a carpenter by a job, instead of trade???

we can use either "he was a carpenter by trade" or "his job was a carpenter" exchange-ably ???

I think my point taken, plz help~!
Answer1. hurt Answered at 2012-08-27 11:55:03
If no, if a carpenter by trade , then seniority and experience in carpentry , but this does not only tell us that their job is as a carpenter . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus For example , ' he is a carpenter by trade, but is currently doing yard work .
Answer2ATPAnswered at 2012-10-06 20:02:54
The phrase : " He is a carpenter . " Is correct . However, you could say : " His job was carpentry. " Never say " He was a carpenter for a job." Sounds bad . People understood what she was saying , but it certainly would let them know that you need to work a little more on language skills . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Commerce generally refers to a race , or something that you have studied and intended to do for a long time to come . If a job is temporary and requires little or no training . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Hope this makes sense to you !
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