housework

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhaʊsw3ːrk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhaʊsˌwɝk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(houswûrk′)


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homework - housework
‘homework’
Homework is work that school pupils are given to do at home. You say that pupils do homework. Don't say that they ‘make homework’.
Have you done your English homework?
‘housework’
Housework is work such as cleaning or washing that is done in a house.
She relied on him to do most of the housework.
Be careful
Both homework and housework are uncountable nouns. Don't talk about ‘a homework’ or ‘houseworks’.
Nouns (for information on uncountable nouns)
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