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Jigneshbharati
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known as cardiac and it never tires. But the body also has many other paired muscles, some voluntary that are attached to the skeleton and help the body move, some involuntary that work the internal organs and cannot be controlled. Muscles and posture also go hand in hand, where regular exercise tones muscle and improves your posture to reduce strain on other parts of the body.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/pe/appliedanatomy/3_anatomy_muscles_rev1.shtml

Is it grammatical "work the internal organ"?
Do we not need a preposition after work ?

palapaguy
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Is it grammatical "work the internal organ"?
Yes. Here, "work" means to "exercise." For example, weight lifters perform arm exercises that work their biceps.

Do we not need a preposition after work ?
No.
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 11:29:19 AM
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Thanks. Is this definition given in any of the dictionary as I couldn't find( this meaning)?
thar
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I would describe it as 'operate'.

The internal organs need muscles in order to do their job, like the heart, breathing or peristalsis.

'To work something' is transitive.

A driver works the clutch in a manual car.
Someone using a games console works the buttons.


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transitive)

to operate or cause to operate, esp properly or effectively
to work a lathe
that clock doesn't work
Jigneshbharati
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