doubt about to use work/job

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nando88

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Hi, in this statements, which do i write, job or work ? and why?

The builders have done a great ___________ on your extension.

How long does it take you to get to ___________?

If a ___________ is worth doing, it's worth doing properly.

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Why don't you try answering and giving your reasons first- that way, we'll have something to discuss.
 

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Why don't you try answering and giving your reasons first- that way, we'll have something to discuss.

ok, i would write in oreder:

1- work, because it references on activity
2- job , it references to the role
3- both , it is the same
 

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ok, i would write in oreder:

1- work, because it references on activity
2- job , it references to the role
3- both , it is the same

Sorry, no.

1. People do a great job. They don't do a great work.

2. You go to work. You don't go to job.

3. A job is worth doing. "Work" is not countable, so you would not speak of "a work."
 

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Sorry, no.

1. People do a great job. They don't do a great work.

2. You go to work. You don't go to job.

3. A job is worth doing. "Work" is not countable, so you would not speak of "a work."

ok thanks but i don't get it very well the first, in the second i didn't get it the mean of "to go to" before, now i get it, the third is ok.
 

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Did the builders carry out their activity (an example of the professionalism) or all the summit of their professionalism on this one building?

If it's repairing a roof, for example, then they do a good job.
 

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For the first one, we are again dealing with an "a," so that tells us it is countable.

Also, as I said, it is idiomatic to say someone has done "a good job" or "a poor job." We do not say someone has done "a good work."

Finally, just to be more confusing "good works" is used to describe charitable things people do, like feeding the poor, etc.
 
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