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work

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

work → 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.

work → countable

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.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "work" countable?

a. How many of Mozart's works have been recorded by your orchestra?

b. Has your orchestra had much work since they did the Mozart recordings?

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Contributor: Matt Errey