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    • Join Date: Sep 2005
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    #1

    Cool study or studies

    1. Tom should spend more time on his studies.
    2. Tom should spend more time on his study.

    Which sentence is correct?
    Is Senten 2 acceptable?

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    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    #2

    Re: study or studies

    Both are acceptable and meaningful, but they meaning different things. In 1. studies refers to school work, whereas in 2. study refers to a room in a house.

    1. Tom should spend more time on his studies.
    => He should study more.

    2. Tom should spend more time on his study.
    => He should clean up or finish building or designing his home office. Note, a study is a room in a house. Some people use it as a library of sorts, others use it as a home office.

    All the best.


    • Join Date: Sep 2005
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    #3

    Re: study or studies

    Does the following sentence make sense?

    "Tom wants to improve his studies"
    Last edited by betterin; 15-Apr-2007 at 17:44.

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    #4

    Re: study or studies

    I'd say, improve his grades.

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