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    hard-working

    Hello,

    Can the adjective "hard-working" be used not only for people who work hard, but also for people who perform other activities, as in the example:

    - Peter is a hard-working student.
    - Mary is a hard-working mom.

    And one more question: Sometimes I see this word without the hifen, which one is correct?

    Thanks
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    Re: hard-working

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post
    Can the adjective "hard-working" be used not only for people who work hard, but also for people who perform other activities, as in the examples:

    - Peter is a hard-working student.
    - Mary is a hard-working mom. Yes.

    And one more question: Sometimes I see this adjective without the hyphen. Which one is correct? 'hard-working'.
    Rover

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