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hello guys...

I wanna know the difference between the two. please answer me thanks..

"i will work on it soon" vs "i will work it soon"

i really got confused with the use of "on" from the first one..

kindly explain it to me.. thanks..
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Hi.

Depending on what it refers to, you can either say

I will work on it or

I will work it out.

Work is an intransitive verb ,so it cannot get direct object therefore, I will work it would be a wrong phrase.

Cheers

Hamid
Hello,

According to the dictionary,

work on/upon means trying to influence someone's opinions or trying to persuade someone to do something.

Examples:

Miley isn't keen on the idea of visiting to a park but her friend's working on her.

The boy is working on his father to take him to the zoo.

Hope you will understand.
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Hi thl.

Work on sb means what you said, but you can also work on sth.

I am going to work on my car(repair it)

I have to work on my thesis in summer(study to make progress and produce results)

Hamid
hrsaneiWork on sb means what you said, but you can also work on sth.
I am going to work on my car(repair it)
I have to work on my thesis in summer(study to make progress and produce results)
Thank you, Hrsanei. Thanks for letting me know another meaning of Work on.
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"Work" used in, for example, "our team needs to work it" ("it" referring to an issue or problem), rather than "work on" the problem, is becoming more common as time goes by. It seems to have started in the last 20 years or so, at least in the Seattle, Washington area. Before 20 years ago, to "work it" was limited to mean manipulation of dough, clay, plaster, plasticine, or some other malleable substance, in order to mix it or soften it. To my ears (I'm 64), "I will work it soon" sounds a little silly unless the item is one of those substances. I think you'd be safest adding the "on," as in "I will work on it soon," to avoid the hint of clay to older people.