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The noun "work" can be both countable and uncountable.


Meaning: a job done for money, or any productive activity
Example sentence: My uncle Bill is very lazy, and he's never done a full day's work in his life.


Meaning: something created by a writer, painter, musician, or other artist
Example sentence: Van Gogh was a great painter, but very few people bought his works while he was alive.

Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "work" countable?
  1. How many of Mozart's works have been recorded by your orchestra?
  2. Has your orchestra had much work since they did the Mozart recordings?

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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