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Could you tell me if I can use ""What is she?" to ask about her job?

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    You can if where she works has already been introduced although 'What does she do?' would be more fitting.

    Steve: "My friend Jane works for BMI."
    Mark: "Oh that's interesting, what is she?"
    Steve: "She's a pilot."


    These are more appropriate ways to ask about occupation:

    What do you do? What do you do for a living? What industry do you work in? What company do you work at? What is your occupation?

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