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    Does the word "hardwork" exist?

    Hi,

    Question:
    1) Does the word "hardwork" exist?
    2) If exist, is the meaning same as "hard work"?

    My opinion:

    I know that usually people will write hard work, but rarely to write hardwork.


    My sentence:

    The prize recognized my hard work.

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    Re: Does the word "hardwork" exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    1) Does the word "hardwork" exist?
    2) If exist, is the meaning same as "hard work"?

    My opinion:

    I know that usually people will write hard work, but rarely to write hardwork.


    My sentence:

    The prize recognized my hard work.

    Thanks
    It is "hard work," never "hardwork."

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    Re: Does the word "hardwork" exist?

    ... Some people might prefer to use it in the one word form for adjectival use: 'He'd had his brilliant idea. Now it was just a matter of those typical hardwork activities of <whatever>. This usage would follow the pattern of other noun phrase like 'every day' (which forms the adjective 'everyday').

    But - as my failure to think of a few credible nouns to end my example suggests - this situation would rarely (if ever) occur.

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    Re: Does the word "hardwork" exist?

    It looks like something James Joyce might have used, although, to the best of my knowledge, he didn't.

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