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    The project worked?

    As I know, one of the meanings of "work" is "for something to be realized" that doesn't seem to be defined in the dictionary. When I was in Canada, I got a call from an interviewer, and she said "Your interview is arranged at 10pm at this location, you have to transfer two or three buses to come here. Does it work for you?"
    She seemed to mean "Can this be realized by you"? Is it correct? Do the following examples all mean "be effective" or different meanings?

    1.The project worked => (be realized) or (be effective)
    2.The plan(medicine) worked => (be effective)

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    Re: The project worked?

    In this case, "does it work for you?" means "is this ok with you?".

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    Re: The project worked?

    Quote Originally Posted by waflob View Post
    In this case, "does it work for you?" means "is this ok with you?".
    Thanks a lot, then what about these two? Are they all correct or do they depend on the context?
    1.The project worked => (be realized) or (be effective)
    2.The plan(medicine) worked => (be effective)

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    Re: The project worked?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Thanks a lot, then what about these two? Are they all correct or do they depend on the context?
    1.The project worked => (be realized) or (be effective)
    2.The plan(medicine) worked => (be effective)
    Yes. A project "works" if it meets its goals.

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    Re: The project worked?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Yes. A project "works" if it meets its goals.
    So does it mean effective or suceed or something?

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    Re: The project worked?

    Yes. If the results of your project are successful as measured by the goals set when defining the project.

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