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work hard

This page is about the collocation work hard

collocation pattern: verb + adverb

Meaning

to put a lot of effort into what you're doing

For example

  • I don't mind working hard if I get well paid.

  • Grandpa loves his garden, and he works really hard to make it look nice.

Quick Quiz

If Johnny works hard on his school essay, he'll get

a. a good grade

b. a bad grade

c. a hard job

Contributor: Matt Errey