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.

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

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

He never did any homework.

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

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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