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    If some workmen are repairing the road, should the notice put up read 'Work in progress' or 'Works in progress'?

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    Work in progress <just the one project>
    Works in progress <more than one project>

    Work in Progress. 2003-04 WASTEWATER CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM-PHASE I ... STREET RESURFACING PROGRAM-PHASE V. Scope of Work:
    http://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/public_...n_progress.asp

    Works in Progress - Construction Works. The anticipated duration of the following projects ...
    Works in Progress - Construction Works

    Does that help?

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    Default Re: Work/s in progress

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    If some workmen are repairing the road, should the notice put up read 'Work in progress' or 'Works in progress'?

    Thanks in advance.
    That sort of outdoor sign usually just says 'WORKS' or 'Men at work', or they just use an image: http://www.georgecarrpowerproducts.c.../RoadWorks.gif

    The phrase 'work in progress' is usually reserved for creative work (literature, music - that sort of thing).

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    Last edited by BobK; 02-Jun-2007 at 11:53. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Default Re: Work/s in progress

    Hi BobK

    1. That sort of outdoor sign usually just says ...

    2. That sort of outdoor sign usually just reads ...

    In the second sentence, is the word 'reads' correctly used?

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    Yes.

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    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Work in progress <just the one project>
    Works in progress <more than one project>

    Work in Progress. 2003-04 WASTEWATER CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM-PHASE I ... STREET RESURFACING PROGRAM-PHASE V. Scope of Work:
    Public Works : Work in Progress

    Works in Progress - Construction Works. The anticipated duration of the following projects ...
    Works in Progress - Construction Works

    Does that help?
    Those links show that my 'usually' should have read 'in BE'.

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    Default Re: Work/s in progress

    Thanks, Casiopea and Bobk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Those links show that my 'usually' should have read 'in BE'.
    Centric or British? (Luv ya just the same. )

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    Default Re: Work/s in progress

    In England, the sign immediately at the site of the repairs would say "Road Works". One mile (or less, maybe 800m) before then, there'd be a sign that says "Road Works Ahead"....despite the fact the road doesn't work, otherwise they'd be no need to work on it!

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