assignment - homework

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.

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An assignment is also a piece of academic work given to students.

The course has heavy reading assignments.

Such a student would go to his first class, get his first assignment and probably do it out of habit.

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In American English, an assignment is also a piece of work given to schoolchildren to do at home.
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'homework'
In British English, work given to schoolchildren to do at home is called homework.

He never did any homework.

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Homework is an uncount noun. You do not talk about `homeworks' or `a homework'. Note that pupils do homework. They do not `make' homework.
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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