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    #1

    "He still has two more weeks to work for the senior high school exam."

    "He still has two more weeks to work for the senior high school exam."
    Is this sentence correct? I think "work for" is incorrect, and it should be changed into "work on". Am I right?

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    #2

    Re: "He still has two more weeks to work for the senior high school exam."

    Neither one works for me. He might be "revising for" the exam. He might be "working towards" the exam.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: "He still has two more weeks to work for the senior high school exam."

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Neither one works for me. He might be "revising for" the exam. He might be "working towards" the exam.
    In American English he'd be studying for​ the exam.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: "He still has two more weeks to work for the senior high school exam."

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    In American English he'd be studying for​ the exam.
    Or preparing for the exam.

    The term "revise" (common in BrE) has always struck me as strange. In my mind, to revise means to update, correct, amend or edit, but not to review.
    Translator, editor and TESOL certificate holder, but not a teacher. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    #5

    Re: "He still has two more weeks to work for the senior high school exam."

    Quote Originally Posted by z7655431 View Post
    He still has two more weeks to work study/prepare for the senior high school exam.
    That works for me.

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