you're not feeling well, or you're on holiday, there are some
different ways of explaining the reasons why you are not at work or
are some examples:
off work today. Hehe!
means that I'm not at my workplace today, but without explaining the
off work, ill this week.
means that he's not at his workplace this week because he's ill or
sick, or he's not feeling well or healthy.
was off work sick, yesterday.
means that she was not at her workplace yesterday because she was ill
or sick. You can also say: She wasn't feeling very well yesterday.
if you say:
is sick of work
that means that she is bored or tired with the work she does in
general; she doesn't like doing her job.
took sick leave for a week because he has to have an operation.
means that he is not going to work for a week because he needs an
on maternity leave until the end of September.
means that she has had a baby, and she will return to work at the end
not at the office today
means that I might be working, but instead of working at the office,
I'm meeting clients at their offices, or I'm working from home.
not in the office right now, but he come in this afternoon.
means that he's not in the office this morning, but there's a
possibility that he might come to the office in the afternoon.
be out of the office from the 25th of May until the 2nd of June.
means that I won't be at the office between those 2 dates.
sentence is often used in automatic email replies to inform other
people about when the person will next be available.
collegue is on holiday until the 31st of August.
means that I'm telling you that my work collegue will return to work
on the 31st day of August.
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