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work vs job

Can you fix these sentences?

  • Nearly half of them had a full time work as anthropologists.
  • Combining a part-time job work plus studying as a postgraduate was the least popular option.
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  • Nearly half of them had a full time work as anthropologists.
  • Nearly half of them had a full time job work as anthropologists.
  • Combining part-time work plus studying as a postgraduate was the least popular option.
  • Combining a part-time job plus studying as a postgraduate was the least popular option.

Simple answer:

‘a job’ = countable

‘work’ = uncountable, also ‘to work’ (verb)

More examples (from Longman Online Dictionary)

Work is an uncountable noun describing the job you are paid to do or an activity you do regularly for money e.g. What kind of work are you looking for?

Employment is a general word meaning work that you do regularly, and which an employer pays you for e.g He’s looking for employment in the banking sector.

Position and post are formal words for a job, especially an important one e.g. She has been offered a management position. He held the post of company secretary for many years.

profession is a job that needs higher education or special training, such as medicine or law e.g. Senior members of the medical profession have criticized the government’s plan. He was a barrister by profession.

trade is a particular skilled job, especially one that you do with your hands, for example carpentry or plumbing. e.g. He insisted that his sons learn a trade.Her grandfather was a plumber by trade.

Occupation is a rather formal word for a job or profession, used especially on official forms or for writing about the job someone does. e.g. Please state your name and occupation. Teaching can be a stressful occupation. 

Your career is a job or profession you have trained for and intend to do for your working life, and which gives you the opportunity to be promoted (=move up through different levels). e.g. He plans to pursue a career in banking. 

vocation is a job, especially one that involves helping people, that you do because you have the strong feeling that it is the purpose of your life to do it. I always knew that I had a vocation for nursing.

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