Rosy has / an urgent work / at home / today / No Error

I am trying to find an anwer to this sentence. Most of my friends say there aren't any errors, but a few say 'an urgent work' has an error.

  • Why are there '/' (Slashes) in between the words?
    – Varun Nair
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 7:44
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    @VarunKN I think it's an example from an ESL class where you underline the part of the sentence that has the error.
    – Ringo
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 7:57
  • Oh okay, I had no idea what that was for.
    – Varun Nair
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 9:20

2 Answers 2


I think "an urgent work" is the error. "Urgent work" is not a countable type of work, but "an" implies a single, countable item. Therefore, the word "an" should be omitted.


I'm siding with Ringo on this one, you can't put "an" before work in this case as it's not countable. You would say "I have work to do", not "I have a work to do".

However, there are other contexts in which you could encounter a work and works, when for instance talking about arts (see Work of art).

  • Agreed, but I think this should have been a comment.
    – stangdon
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 15:09
  • Agreed, but I didn't have the 50 required street cred to comment 6 hours ago :<.
    – Azami
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 15:14

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