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    What are the differences between "work" and "job"?
    It seems people say "work permit" and "work experience" but not "job permit", "job experience".
    Does this mean "work" can be used as an adjective while "job" cannot?

    And, are there any differences between "pleasing" and "pleasant"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eway
    What are the differences between "work" and "job"?
    It seems people say "work permit" and "work experience" but not "job permit", "job experience".
    Does this mean "work" can be used as an adjective while "job" cannot?

    And, are there any differences between "pleasing" and "pleasant"?
    Ah, and also,
    what are the differences betwee "stress" and "pressure"?
    Can we say "peer stress" as well as "peer pressure"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eway
    What are the differences between "work" and "job"?
    It seems people say "work permit" and "work experience" but not "job permit", "job experience".
    Does this mean "work" can be used as an adjective while "job" cannot?

    And, are there any differences between "pleasing" and "pleasant"?

    The word "work" can be a verb and a noun. It is uncountable as a noun.

    The word "job" is a noun. It is a countable noun. It can be used as a verb. However, it isn't very common. Let's just call it a noun for our purposes in answering this question.

    work permit - Here, "work" is more logical to use as "work permit" means "permission to work". We would not say "permission to job".

    work experience - The same thing goes here. We would not say "experience jobbing", but we would say "experience working".

    So, "work" is the logical choice here, not "job".

    I hope I've explained this well enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eway
    What are the differences between "work" and "job"?
    It seems people say "work permit" and "work experience" but not "job permit", "job experience".
    Does this mean "work" can be used as an adjective while "job" cannot?

    And, are there any differences between "pleasing" and "pleasant"?
    Ah, and also,
    what are the differences betwee "stress" and "pressure"?
    Can we say "peer stress" as well as "peer pressure"?
    You can receive or feel stress as a result of peer pressure.

    Someone or something can pressure you. As a result, you might feel stress. In this way, pressure can make you feel stress. However, stress would not make you feel pressure, necessarily.

    Stress is a result of pressure. However, pressure is not a result of stress.

    That's how I see it.

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    I hope I've explained this well enough.
    Great explanation. It's a tough one. I'll just settle for collocations. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    I hope I've explained this well enough.
    Great explanation. It's a tough one. I'll just settle for collocations. :D
    Thank you. :D

    I like collocations too. 8) :)

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