What was her rank when she became part of the company?

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Tenacious Learner

Senior Member
Spanish
Hi teachers,
Carol joined the company as a secretary and rose to become a sales director.

According to the sentence above, I wonder if the following question is natural?
What was Carol's rank when she became part of the company?
(She was) a secretary.

Thanks in advance.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    That question seems clear to me, TL. It is a sensible thing to ask if you want to test somebody's ability to read a sentence carefully and provide accurate answers to questions about that sentence.
     

    Uncle Jack

    Senior Member
    British English
    I would probably use "role" rather than "rank". We don't often use "rank" outside the military. It might be used for senior levels in a company, but I would be surprised to hear "secretary" described as a "rank".
     

    Tenacious Learner

    Senior Member
    Spanish
    I would probably use "role" rather than "rank". We don't often use "rank" outside the military. It might be used for senior levels in a company, but I would be surprised to hear "secretary" described as a "rank".
    Thanks for your advice, Uncle Jack.

    TL
     
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