I'd like to finish this work/job by Thursday.

usingenglish

Senior Member
Spain,spanish
Hello.

What is the difference in meaning?

-I'd like to finish this work by Thursday.
-I'd like to finish this job by Thursday.

Thanks.
 
  • newslang123

    New Member
    USA
    English- US
    A job is where you are paid to do work.
    Work is the assignment you are supposed to do.

    So yeah, the first sentence makes more since unless you mean you'd like to be unemployed by Thursday. =]
     

    Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Either could be correct if we knew the context. A job can also be a unit of work. For example, if your job is painting houses, painting one house is "a job".
     

    Natalisha

    Senior Member
    Russian
    Either could be correct if we knew the context. A job can also be a unit of work. For example, if your job is painting houses, painting one house is "a job".
    That's true. The context can justify what seems to be wrong at first sight.
     
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