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    welldone Guest

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    I am writing some paper that needs a little bit literature survey. When refering to some work people have done before, do I use
    "previous works" or "previous work"?
    I prefer that latter. But if this is refering to more than one person's work, should I say:

    "previous work are...."?

    then, do I say "much work" or "many work".
    I prefer the latter again, but don't know what happens about the "many is used with coutable noun" rule...

    thanks a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by welldone
    I am writing some paper that needs a little bit literature survey. When refering to some work people have done before, do I use
    "previous works" or "previous work"?
    I prefer that latter. But if this is refering to more than one person's work, should I say:

    "previous work are...."?

    then, do I say "much work" or "many work".
    I prefer the latter again, but don't know what happens about the "many is used with coutable noun" rule...

    thanks a lot!
    previous work - you are refering to his overall production
    previous works - it has individual segments - I would use that in your case
    many works or much work

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    welldone Guest

    Default Re: "work"

    thanks
    I think now I understand it more.

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