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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈsaɪnmənt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈsaɪnmənt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə sīnmənt)


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assignment - homework
‘assignment’
An assignment is a task that someone is given to do, usually as part of their job.
My first major assignment as a reporter was to cover a large-scale riot.
An assignment is also a piece of academic work given to students.
The course has heavy reading assignments.
When class begins, he gives us an assignment and we have seven minutes to work at it.
In American English, an assignment is also a piece of work given to students to do at home.
‘homework’
Work given to schoolchildren to do at home is also called homework.
He never did any homework.
Be careful
Homework is an uncountable noun. You do not talk about ‘homeworks’ or ‘a homework’. Note that you do not say ‘I have made my homework’. You say ‘I have done my homework’.
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