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    Question While I was out this week

    1. Thanks for doing my work while I was out this week.
    2. Thanks for doing my work while I have been out this week.
    3. Thanks for doing my work on my absence this week.

    What is the meaning of these sentences?
    Which is one is correct and better?

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    Re: While I was out this week

    Quote Originally Posted by ihop View Post
    1. Thanks for doing my work while I was out this week.
    2. Thanks for doing my work while I have been out this week.
    3. Thanks for doing my work on my absence this week.

    What is the meaning of these sentences?
    Which is one is correct and better?
    First, I would like to know if you mean that you were away from the office all week, or if you had various separate instances of simply being out of the office (at a meeting, for example). If you were only away for short periods several times, then Sentence 1 would be best.

    If you were actually absent from work for whole days or the entire week, I don't think any of them are entirely correct. Your third sentence is the closest but I would say "during my absence".

    I would prefer, for example:

    Thanks for doing/covering my work while I was away this week.
    Thanks for covering for me during my absence.

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    Re: While I was out this week

    Quote Originally Posted by ihop View Post
    1. Thanks for doing my work while I was out this week.
    2. Thanks for doing my work while I have been out this week.
    3. Thanks for doing my work on my absence this week.

    What is the meaning of these sentences?
    Which is one is correct and better?
    They all convey thanks to someone for doing your work while you were absent.
    I don't think any of them is natural, I would prefer something like: "Thanks for doing all my work while I was away".

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    Thumbs up Re: While I was out this week

    Thanks All.

    Actually I was in on Monday,Wednesday and off on Tuesday and Thursday.
    So in this case what would you advise?
    Can I use the first one?

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    Re: While I was out this week

    Quote Originally Posted by ihop View Post
    Thanks All.

    Actually I was in on Monday,Wednesday and off on Tuesday and Thursday.
    So in this case what would you advise?
    Can I use the first one?
    Maybe "Thanks for dealing with my work while I was away on Tuesday and Thursday"?

    "Thanks for dealing with my work while I was away last week".

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    Smile Re: While I was out this week

    Hi Eemsr2d2, Thanks a ton!

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