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    Doubts...

    Do these sentences have a different meaning or can I use these indifferently?

    A: They have given me the sack.

    B: I got sacked.

    C: I I was sacked.

    D: I was fired yesterday.

    Thanks so much in advance for the explanation.


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    Re: Doubts...

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Do these sentences have a different meaning or can I use these indifferently?

    A: They have given me the sack.

    B: I got sacked.

    C: I I was sacked.

    D: I was fired yesterday.

    Thanks so much in advance for the explanation.
    I haven't heard of the first one but B,C, D are correct.

    You could also use this: I was terminated from my job.

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    Re: Doubts...

    Quote Originally Posted by colorblindjunkee View Post
    I haven't heard of the first one but B,C, D are correct.

    You could also use this: I was terminated from my job.
    A) is also correct, and very common in BrE. "I was terminated from my job" is not correct. You were not terminated, your employment was terminated, so you could say "My employment was terminated", this is much more formal and less likely to be heard in everyday speech than 'I was given the sack".


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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    A) is also correct, and very common in BrE. "I was terminated from my job" is not correct. You were not terminated, your employment was terminated, so you could say "My employment was terminated", this is much more formal and less likely to be heard in everyday speech than 'I was given the sack".
    I suggest you read these:

    I was terminated from my job. The reason I was terminated was because of "being late/attendance". What do I put as the reason for my termination? Virginia Employment and Labor

    I Was Terminated From My Job And Feel It Was Unjust. What Can You Do For Me?

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    These are examples of very bad English, the first one in particular is full of errors.
    Thanks for the heads-up bhaisahab.

    What would be the more formal way to say this?

    I got/ was fired yesterday?

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    Re: Doubts...

    Quote Originally Posted by colorblindjunkee View Post
    Thanks for the heads-up bhaisahab.

    What would be the more formal way to say this?

    I got/ was fired yesterday?
    "I was fired yesterday" is better English.


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    Re: Doubts...

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "I was fired yesterday" is better English.
    Thank you

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