Situation - You are addressing two people - You want to address their work collectively - They both do work, separately
- The singular and plural form of your is the same
- The plural of work, in this meaning, is work; the plural works means something else and refers to products as opposed to labor/vocation* (or plural work has a more white collar, professional or academic, meaning, whereas plural works has a more artistic sense)
How do you refer to their collective work using both?
My initial construction would be both your work, but this is ambiguous because the multiplicity of possible plurals:
- both your (two people) work
- both your work (two work)
- both your (two people) work (two work)
Or maybe this isn't ambiguous, but just sounds off because we expect obvious plurals to follow both.
This question should apply to other nouns, besides work, that do not change when made plural.