[on one's well-done work] or [on one's work well done]

bennyfriendly

Senior Member
korean
(1a) Jack is a hardworking elementary school student. He always receives excellent comments from his teachers on his well-done work. (my version)

(1b) Jack is a hardworking elementary school student. He always receives excellent comments from his teachers on his work well done. (my non-native English speaking friends' version)

(2a) Mr. Wilson congratulated on his students' well-done work when their class project won a national prize. (my version)

(2b) Mr. Wilson congratulated on his students' work well done when their class project won a national prize. (my friends' version)


Who's correct? Thank you very much for your time and help.
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    You’ve made up an expression that’s not in common use and put it into sentences of which only one (1a) can be described as a standard construction. ;)

    The verb congratulate is transitive, so 2a and 2b don’t work. And 1b is unidiomatic too.


    Jack … always receives excellent comments from his teachers on the quality of his work / on how good his work is.
     
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