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  • Ve-ve-verb, verb, verb, ♪ the verb is the word.

  • Ve-ve-verbthat's hard to say.

  • Hey, everybody.

  • My name is Alisha.

  • Welcome back to Know Your Verbs.

  • In this episode, we're going to talk about the verbwork.”

  • Let's get started.

  • The basic definition of the verbworkis to fulfill duties for money or for compensation.

  • Compensation means payment.

  • So, for example, salary or an hourly wage, so compensation.

  • So, to do things in exchange for money is work.

  • This is a basic definition of the verbwork.”

  • Now, let's look at the different conjugations of this verb.

  • Present tense, “work,” “works.”

  • Past tenseworked,” past participle tenseworked,” progressive tenseworking.”

  • Now, let's talk about some additional meanings of the verbwork.”

  • Meaning 1, the first additional meaning is to function correctly.

  • To function correctly means an object is behaving, is functioning in the proper way.

  • So, let's look at some examples.

  • My computer isn't working today.

  • What happened?”

  • The mechanic fixed my car and now, it works perfectly.”

  • Meaning 2, yes, yes.

  • Okay, the second definition is to produce a desired effect or result or to succeed at

  • something.

  • So, some examples of this.

  • His plan is crazy, but I think it might work.”

  • “I don't think that'll work.”

  • Fun fact, I took that example sentence, “I don't think that'll workfrom a video game

  • called, “Indiana Jones And the Fate Of Atlantis.”

  • “I don't think that'll work

  • Next one, is to control or to cause to labor.

  • To cause to labor means like to fulfill your duties to work as in the first the original

  • basic meaning of this word.

  • So, let's look at some examples.

  • Management worked the team way too hard last year.”

  • Today, we're working the computer remotely

  • Now, let's look at some variations, the first variation iswork on.”

  • Work onmeans to try to affect, or like to try to influence, to try to persuade someone.

  • Some examples of this, “Politicians often work on votersfears.”

  • So, to work on someone's fears, it's like they're affecting that.

  • They are trying to persuade people by focusing on their fears in this example, sentence.

  • The movie works on viewers sympathy.”

  • So, hereworks on,” the movie works on means the movie is kind of is affecting the

  • sympathy of the viewer and then as a result, influence happens so a change in emotion happens

  • in this way, “to work on.”

  • The second variation iswork out.”

  • So, “work outmeans to exercise.

  • Work outcan mean to lift weights, to jog, to do sports, whatever.

  • Work outjust means exercise.

  • Examples of this, “I never work out,” “She's been working out three days a week

  • for the last year,” overachiever.

  • The third variation for this lesson is, “work up.”

  • So, “work upmeans to gradually make progress but with difficulty.

  • Examples of this, “He worked up to asking the girl on a date.”

  • She worked her way up to becoming CEO of a company.”

  • So, towork upto something is like slowly and with difficulty making progress.

  • So, we can split this phrasal verb like, “She worked her way up.” orHe worked up to

  • asking the girl on a date.”

  • So, we pairworkwith the prepositionupin this example.

  • Okay, do you know a little bit more about the verbwork?”

  • If you have any other variations, or if you know a different meaning of the verb, “work,”

  • or if you just want to practice making a sentence with this verb, please feel free to do so

  • in comments section.

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  • Thanks very much for watching this episode of Know Your Verbs, we'll see you again soon,

  • bye.

  • We can work it out.

  • We're working now, live to work, work to live, which will you be?

  • Her pen works.

  • It's true, she just drew a picture of me.

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