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    FA Cup: McCarthy and Warnock put emphasis on work ethic | Football | The Observer

    'We've done all right this season through bloody hard work, graft. We've got some good footballers who have done us proud, but they've worked hard, and if we ever drop those levels of work and work ethic and standards, we'll struggle. Sheffield United are a good side and if we don't work as hard as we've done and play as well as we've done, we'll get beat.'

    So "work ethic" could be uncountable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EverLivingPoet View Post
    FA Cup: McCarthy and Warnock put emphasis on work ethic | Football | The Observer

    'We've done all right this season through bloody hard work, graft. We've got some good footballers who have done us proud, but they've worked hard, and if we ever drop those levels of work and work ethic and standards, we'll struggle. Sheffield United are a good side and if we don't work as hard as we've done and play as well as we've done, we'll get beat.'

    So "work ethic" could be uncountable?
    NOT A TEACHER.

    I've never heard anybody say "work ethics"; to my knowledge, it's always "work ethic."

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    Re: Work Ethic (2)

    So "work ethic" could be used in an "uncountable form"?

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    Re: Work Ethic (2)

    Quote Originally Posted by EverLivingPoet View Post
    So "work ethic" could be used in an "uncountable form"?
    NOT A TEACHER.

    I'm no good with grammatical terms, so I'm reluctant to answer that question. As I said, you always say "work ethic" and never "work ethics."
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    So, does "a focus on work ethic" sound okay to you?

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    Re: Work Ethic (2)

    Quote Originally Posted by EverLivingPoet View Post
    So, does "a focus on work ethic" sound okay to you?
    It sounds fine to me and so does the sentence in the first post of this thread. It's not one particular work ethic that the sentence mentions. It's work ethic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillKim View Post
    i look dictionary three time. "work ethic" are countable. "a focus on one work ethic" are good.
    Which dictionary do you use, WillKim?

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    To me work ethic is being industrious, applying yourself to work. Work ethics would be the moral principles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    To me work ethic is being industrious, applying yourself to work. Work ethics would be the moral principles.
    I've never thought about it. But if don't like Bill's work ethic, and you don't like Tom's work ethic (for a different reason - ie. their work ethic[s] is/are different), how do you say "I don't like their work ethic[s]"?
    If you say "I don't like their work ethic", you're implying that they have the same work ethic, which they don't.

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    Re: Work Ethic (2)

    Either?

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