what is the differnce between reward and rewards? Even thought I looked up the dictionary, the meaning is not clear to me. Can anybody give me an example and explantion?
A reward is something that you are given, for example because you have behaved well, worked hard, or provided a service to the community.
The rewards of something are the benefits that you receive as a result of doing or having that thing.
This can be explained with examples to make it clear.
"The company got a reward for being the No. 1 in steel production".
"The company is now reaping the rewards of their investments".
In 1, it means the company got some knid of an award or certificate for being the topper. It is a reward.
In 2, it means the comapny invested a lot, became the topper, and now it is enjoying a superior position, getting more profit etc. These are the rewards.
To generalise it, you can say, a reward is the recognition or prize you get for something.
Rewards are the good results you get from something you have done. I tis not a thing, it is an outcome.