Which is correct:
"assignment" or "assignments"?

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assignment

This is correct when referring to a single task or piece of work given to someone.

Use 'assignment' when talking about a single task or piece of work given to someone.

Examples:

  • The teacher gave us an assignment to complete by Friday.
  • My new job comes with a challenging assignment.

Alternatives:

  • task
  • project
  • job
  • work

assignments

This is correct when referring to multiple tasks or pieces of work given to someone.

Use 'assignments' when talking about multiple tasks or pieces of work given to someone.

Examples:

  • I have several assignments due next week.
  • She completed all her assignments on time.

Alternatives:

  • tasks
  • projects
  • jobs
  • works
Both 'assignment' and 'assignments' are correct, but they are used in different contexts. 'Assignment' is singular, referring to a single task or piece of work given to someone. 'Assignments' is the plural form, used when referring to multiple tasks or pieces of work.

Last updated: March 29, 2024

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