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    work vs works

    " Be watching for the NEW and IMPROVED ........ It's in the work or works ??? "

    The one I came across is ' works ' but I wonder if ' work ' is accepted ? or both are correct ?

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    Re: work vs works

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    " Be watching for the NEW and IMPROVED ........ It's in the work or works ??? "

    The one I came across is ' works ' but I wonder if ' work ' is accepted ? or both are correct ?
    The word 'works' is short for 'workings' : It's in the workings.

    :D workings -> work...s -> works

    :( workings -> work
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    I see

    It confuses me because I always think of an art seeing the word ' works ' :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    I see

    It confuses me because I always think of an art seeing the word ' works ' :)
    An artwork? A work of art? :)

    Just keep in mind that the works of something is what makes it work. Somebody who has fouled up the works or screwed up the works has done something to make whatever it is stop working. :wink:

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    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1697

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    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1579

    :)

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