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    What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?

    What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?

    What does which refer to in the above sentence?
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    Re: What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?

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    'Toiling at their labour' does not make sense. Toiling is labour.

    You could say: toiling at their farms(place)/activity

    What do people gain from all their labour in toiling under the sun?

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    Re: What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?

    What does which refer to in the above sentence?
    It refers to 'their labors'.

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    'Toiling at their labour' does not make sense. You have misquoted the OP, but yes — it does make sense.

    Toiling is labour. No, it isn't. 'Toiling means 'working hard'.

    You could say: toiling at their farms(place)/activity

    What do people gain from all their labour in toiling under the sun?

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    Re: What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?

    Correct me if I am wrong.
    What I meant was, 'toiling/toil' and 'labour' have similar meanings.
    Toiling(working hard) is a verb whereas labour is a noun, meaning effort or hard work.
    May I know what 'toiling at their labour' which was derived from OP's sentence mean?

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    Re: What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?

    I take it to mean 'working hard on a piece of hard work'. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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    Re: What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?

    'working hard at their jobs'

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    Re: What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?

    But 'labour' does not meant 'job/task/piece' of work' does it?

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    Re: What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?

    I am not a teacher.

    Labour (or labor) is both a verb and a noun.

    The OP said, 'all their labors' so here it is a noun.

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