- For Teachers
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?
But in India, omitting the article is quite normal, and acceptable. Just don't do it if your audience is international.
Thanks a lot, bhaisahab and konungursvia!
That's the reason I asked this question. It doesn't sound wrong to me (without the article) at allBut 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.
That's true! Do you know Hindi, bhaisahab? bhaisahab is a Hindi/Urdu word.
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.'
Thanks a lot, wace!
I'll keep your words in mind.