“I have some good news. I was offered the job in Singapore.”

You applied for a job in a foreign country. Your friend knows that you applied for it. You just found out that you got the job, and you're happy. You say this to your friend about your good fortune.

I have some good news. I was offered the job in Singapore.

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(someone) has some (adjective) news

You say "I have some ___ news" when you have news to tell someone. "News" is new information that you think they want to know.

You can use adjectives to say how you think the listener will feel about your information:

  • good news
  • bad news
  • interesting news

When you say "I have some ___ news", it prepares the listener to pay attention to what you're going to say to them. If you don't use this phrase before telling someone important information, it can seem too sudden. The listener might not notice what you're telling them.

(someone) was offered a job

When a company says that they will hire you for a job, they are "offering" you the job.

You say "I was offered a job" to talk about yourself when a company offers you a job. You can also say that you "got a job offer".

Getting a job offer doesn't necessarily mean that you will take the job. If you are offered a job and you accept the offer, then you say:

I got a job in Singapore.


In the example above, the speaker says that she was offered the job in Singapore. That's because she told her friend about applying for the job before. So she expects that the friend will understand which Singapore job she's talking about.

If the speaker had never told her friend about the job before, she would say:

I was offered a job in Singapore.