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    Can we use work on as the synonym of study?

    How to work on math?

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    Re: work on

    Quote Originally Posted by happys82 View Post
    Can we use work on as the synonym of study?

    How to work on math?
    Sometimes, but not like your sample sentence. Usually when someone needs to "work on" a particular subject, it means that he is having trouble with it and needs extra study or practice.

    Teacher to parent: "Bob is doing very well in English and Science, but he needs to work on his Math."

    or a gymnastics coach might tell his student:
    "You've got great strength and can perform stunts like back handsprings and aerials to perfection. But you need to work on your dance moves - remember to point your toes and try to be more fluid in your gestures."

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