Ok don't take me wrong in this one. I'm asking because, I was asked to answer this question and I simply don't have a straightforward answer so please help me out.

What does DreamWorks mean?

I look in here https://www.espressoenglish.net/difference-between-job-work-and-career/ and it says you cannot use the word work in plural like saying *"I have three works to do this week." So that leads me to think a dream cannot have works ): I might sound stupid right there. But, I think it might have jobs instead.

Next the word DreamWorks leads me to think it means that dream works but I don't know if it works hard or it might be implying that dreaming works but IDK.

By the way, this DreamWorks word comes from the filming company DreamWorks SKG Pictures.

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P.S. I would like to know if the phrase "Good work!" Is a valid expression as in "Good job!" I have the feeling I have seen or heard "Good work!" or "Good work done!" But that's just thought I dont really know.

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    I will give you a tip, not to discourage you from asking here, but as a helpful tool. I do this a lot myself because sometimes I feel unsure of my memory of how something is expressed. If I have a phrase that I think might not be the common way of expressing something, I put quotes around it in a google search, and then I throw an ordinary additional word into the search. That last part is helpful because ... – aparente001 Sep 5 '16 at 22:51
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    ... otherwise Google assumes I am only interested in definitions, when actually, I am interested in blog posts, quotes from novels, forum discussions -- in short, authentic use of the language. If the phrase with the quotation marks comes up a lot, and I feel good about the way it fits into the contexts, then I have my confirmation. – aparente001 Sep 5 '16 at 22:51
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    And yes, you can say "Good work!", "Excellent work, (name)!", etc. – aparente001 Sep 5 '16 at 22:53

As far as I know it was invented for the film company, it isn't a common English expression.

"Works" in English also means a factory, especially an industrial one, eg. "the 747 is built at Boeing's Seattle works".

So a film studio is a place where dreams are made, hence Dreamworks.

  • Well your answer works! – Manuel Hernandez Sep 5 '16 at 22:13
  • What about my second question though? Can you say "Good work!" To say "Good job!"? – Manuel Hernandez Sep 5 '16 at 22:18
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    "Good work!" and "Good job!" are both common expressions used to approve the manner in which a task or tasks have been performed. But while both can apply to a single task, it is also common to hear someone described as doing "good work" in general; that is to say, being a good worker. – Ronald Sole Sep 5 '16 at 22:42
  • @RonaldSole you really did answer my second question. Many thanks! – Manuel Hernandez Sep 5 '16 at 22:55

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