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    Nefertiti is offline Member
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    Default hard working/ working hard/ hard work

    After a day of ____ ____ ,she felt tired.

    1. hard working 2. working hard 3. hard work

    Which one is appropriate? Please explain.

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    ovair is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: hard working/ working hard/ hard work

    hard work is best suitable.i cant explain.!ask teachers.!::D:D:D::D

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    Exclamation Re: hard working/ working hard/ hard work

    Here you can not use a verb like "working hard' because of the prepositio 'of'' which can take a noun or pronoun as its object. So you can use 'hard work' or 'hard working' which are nouns. Of the two 'hard working' will be more appropriate. HARD WORKING will be the object of the preposition 'of'. A form of the verb ending in ING and used as a noun is a gerund. WORKING is a gerund with a modifier HARD.

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    Default Re: hard working/ working hard/ hard work

    good answer Manas

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