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do work

This page is about the collocation do work

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to put effort into a task or a job

For example

  • I've done enough work for one day. I'm going home.

  • Most of the work was done last week, so they didn't have much to do today.

Quick Quiz

They didn't do any work yesterday, so

a. they won't get paid

b. they finished the job

c. they were really tired

Contributor: Matt Errey