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    works vs work

    The works I take care of:

    1) Maintaining attendance
    2).......
    3)...

    The work I take are of:

    1)Maintaining attendance
    2)....
    3)..
    When we mention number of work we do in office, should we use plural or singular form?

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    Re: works vs work

    Neither. 'Work' is not usually countable. The word 'works' usually occurs in contexts like 'road works' or 'building works'. Aspects of your work can be divided into 'jobs', 'duties', 'tasks'... and various other countable subdivisions.

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    Re: works vs work

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    The works I take care of:

    1) Maintaining attendance
    2).......
    3)...

    The work I take are of:

    1)Maintaining attendance
    2)....
    3)..
    When we mention number of work we do in office, should we use plural or singular form?
    You could say it like this:

    My work involves:

    - Maintaining attendance
    - Filing paperwork
    - Submitting requests to other departments.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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