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    Do you want to work on your Visa?

    You have both lost your American Express
    cards. Do you want to work on your Visa?


    What's "work on" mean here?

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    Re: Do you want to work on your Visa?

    In the context here "work on" is incorrectly used. "work" is often followed by "on" when we refer to something specific.

    For example:
    I'm working on a new project at at moment and it's very interesting.
    I need to work on my English as it's very poor.
    My brother is working on the car at the moment as it has a problem.

    In these cases the sentences are incorrect if you don't use the preposition.

    I can't imagine any situation where you would need to work on your Visa card unless you needed to apply for it or there was a problem with it that you needed to resolve.

    p.s. What does "work on" mean here [U]not[U] What's mean "work on" here?
    Don't forget the auxiliary verb when asking questions!
    Last edited by Alamshar; 25-Oct-2011 at 19:16. Reason: typo

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    Re: Do you want to work on your Visa?

    Visa (like Mastercard) is a way to pay for things -- a credit card. American Express is a way to pay for things.

    I don't understand what the speaker means by "work on" either. The dialog is puzzling.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Do you want to work on your Visa?

    Quote Originally Posted by donagigi View Post
    You have both lost your American Express
    cards. Do you want to work on your Visa?


    What's "work on" mean here?
    Where did you hear/read this? Was there any more context, perhaps somehow explaining how work might be a good verb? If not, then I agree with the others - this is a very odd dialogue and "work on" makes no sense.

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