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    "Study/Studying" And "Work/Working"?

    Hi teachers, I wonder:

    1. What's the difference between study and studying, and work and working??? (both study and work can be used as noun, that's why I'm confused)

    For example, should I say:

    I need to go back to my work.
    or
    I need to go back to my working
    First one sounds better to me but I wonder if the 2nd one is also correct?


    And which ones of the following are correct and which are wrong?(multiple choices)

    1. I need to catch up with my classmates through hard working

    2. I need to catch up with my classmates through hard work

    3. I need to catch up with my classmates through hard studying

    4. I need to catch up with my classmates through studying hard
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    Personally I think 1. 2.4. are all correct. Am I right here?

    Thanks in advance:)


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    Re: "Study/Studying" And "Work/Working"?

    Either 'through hard work' or 'through working hard'.


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    Re: "Study/Studying" And "Work/Working"?

    Thanks, Clark:)

    And here's another problem:

    Sound judgement comes from systematic studying and independent thinking.
    Are "studying" and "thinking" correctly used here? Or should they be substituted by "study" and "think"??

    Thanks:)
    Last edited by VividJailbird; 27-Mar-2009 at 13:58. Reason: complement


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    Re: "Study/Studying" And "Work/Working"?

    Quote Originally Posted by VividJailbird View Post
    Thanks, Clark:)

    And here's another problem:



    Are "studying" and "thinking" correctly used here? Or should they be substituted by "study" and "think"??

    Thanks:)
    'Independent thinking' is fine because 'thinking' can function as a noun, but as for 'systematic studying', I would change it to 'systematic studies'.

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