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    Default 'office' vs 'the office'

    1) Can you please come to office tomorrow?
    2) Can you please come to the office tomorrow?


    Can some one please tell me which of the above sentences is correct?

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    Default Re: 'office' vs 'the office'

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    1) Can you please come to office tomorrow?
    2) Can you please come to the office tomorrow?


    Can some one please tell me which of the above sentences is correct?
    2) Can you please come to the office tomorrow? This is correct.

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    Default Re: 'office' vs 'the office'

    But in India, omitting the article is quite normal, and acceptable. Just don't do it if your audience is international.

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    Default Re: 'office' vs 'the office'

    Thanks a lot, bhaisahab and konungursvia!

    But in India, omitting the article is quite normal, and acceptable. Just don't do it if your audience is international.
    That's the reason I asked this question. It doesn't sound wrong to me (without the article) at all

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    Default Re: 'office' vs 'the office'

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    But in India, omitting the article is quite normal, and acceptable. Just don't do it if your audience is international.
    Yes I agree, it's quite usual to drop articles in India, in Hindi there are none.

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    Default Re: 'office' vs 'the office'

    Yes I agree, it's quite usual to drop articles in India, in Hindi there are none.

    That's true! Do you know Hindi, bhaisahab? bhaisahab is a Hindi/Urdu word.

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    Default Re: 'office' vs 'the office'

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    That's true! Do you know Hindi, bhaisahab? bhaisahab is a Hindi/Urdu word.
    I know a very little Hindi, I lived in India (Rajasthan) for three years.

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    Default Re: 'office' vs 'the office'

    Hi daemon99!
    First of all, the fact that articles are not used in Hindi doen't mean that they should be dropped in English, just because, 'it doesn't sound wrong...'. One should always approach a foreign language with respect without trying to bring it closer to one's own native language (for convenience sake) only to make it sound contrived and stilted.

    Having said that, I'd just like to add one more thing about the difference between 'office and the office'
    'Office' refers to an important job or position with power, especially in government:
    'I celebrated ten years in office last month'
    'The office', however is a building or quite simply a room where people work (often used with a possessive adjective)
    'Have a nice day at the office!'
    'Lucy is not in her office right now.'

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    Thanks a lot, wace!

    I'll keep your words in mind.

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    Default Re: 'office' vs 'the office'

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    Thanks a lot, wace!

    I'll keep your words in mind.

    You're quite welcome, daemon99, and good luck!

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