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    Question Work book instead of workbook?

    Hi everyone!

    I wonder if 'work book' could be used instead of 'workbook' with no special change in meaning. Can we consider the first noun describing the second noun and then conclude that both can mean the same?

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Work book instead of workbook?

    No.

    'Workbook' is a compound noun, meaning a student's book containing practice exercises.

    A 'work book' would be a book related to your job, as apposed to say a 'personal book', or 'library book'.

    There is of course the computer terminology of a workbook, which is a collection of related worksheets.
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    Re: Work book instead of workbook?

    can't be justified then in this way, eh? The book that is all about the students' job! Simply doing the activities related to the students' book?

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    Re: Work book instead of workbook?

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    Simply doing the activities related to the students' book?
    That would be a workbook.
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    Re: Work book instead of workbook?

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    The book that is all about the students' job
    Not exactly- it is a self-study book that covers the areas taught in their classes.

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    Re: Work book instead of workbook?

    Can we consider work-book meaning the same as workbook?

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    Re: Work book instead of workbook?

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    Can we consider work-book to have the same meaning the same as workbook?
    Compound nouns typically first appear with a hyphen. As the noun is accepted into everyday use, the hyphen disappears. So work-book would have the same meaning; it just looks old-fashioned.
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    Re: Work book instead of workbook?

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    The book that is all about the students' job!
    Studying is not a student's job.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Work book instead of workbook?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Studying is not a student's job.
    Surely the "job" there means a task not an occupation!

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