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welldone

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I am writing some paper that needs a little bit literature survey. When refering to some work people have done before, do I use
"previous works" or "previous work"?
I prefer that latter. But if this is refering to more than one person's work, should I say:

"previous work are...."?

then, do I say "much work" or "many work".
I prefer the latter again, but don't know what happens about the "many is used with coutable noun" rule...

thanks a lot!:)
 

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welldone said:
I am writing some paper that needs a little bit literature survey. When refering to some work people have done before, do I use
"previous works" or "previous work"?
I prefer that latter. But if this is refering to more than one person's work, should I say:

"previous work are...."?

then, do I say "much work" or "many work".
I prefer the latter again, but don't know what happens about the "many is used with coutable noun" rule...

thanks a lot!:)
previous work - you are refering to his overall production
previous works - it has individual segments - I would use that in your case
many works or much work
 
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