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    took a half-day off work

    I took a half-day off from my work and went home.

    These days he lost his interest with his work, and taking many days halfday off the work. We should advise him to stop this unpunctuality in the office before he is reprimanded by our manager.



    Please correct the sentence and also add correct and appropriate words wherever necessary or wrong.

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    Re: took a half-day off work

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I took a half-day off from my work and went home.

    These days he lost his interest with his work, and taking many days halfday off the work. We should advise him to stop this unpunctuality in the office before he is reprimanded by our manager.



    Please correct the sentence and also add correct and appropriate words wherever necessary or wrong.
    These days he has lost his interest in his work, and is taking many half-days off. We should advise him to stop this, before he is reprimanded by our manager.


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    Re: took a half-day off work

    Thanks bhaisahab
    Can I also say, (1) "I took half-day off today and went home in the afternoon", (2) "Today my work is half-day".

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    Re: took a half-day off work

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I took a half-day off ...
    Isn't it more proper to say "half a day" ?

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    Re: took a half-day off work

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thanks bhaisahab
    Can I also say, (1) "I took half-day off today and went home in the afternoon", (2) "Today my work is half-day".
    (1) "I took a half-day off today and went home in the afternoon", (2) "Today I have to work only a half-day".


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    Re: took a half-day off work

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    (1) "I took a half-day off today and went home in the afternoon", (2) "Today I have to work only a half-day".
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    Thank you bhaisahab.

    Actually "my office hours on every Friday is just a half-day". And I tend to say "Today my office/workplace/work is half-day, so I can meet you soon" when someone asks on Friday. Is it correct?

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    Re: took a half-day off work

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
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    Thank you bhaisahab.

    Actually "my office hours on every Friday is just a half-day". And I tend to say "Today my office/workplace/work is half-day, so I can meet you soon" when someone asks on Friday. Is it correct?
    What about:
    "I work only a half-day on Fridays....."

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    Re: took a half-day off work

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Isn't it more proper to say "half a day" ?
    You can use either.


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    Re: took a half-day off work

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What about:
    "I work only a half-day on Fridays....."
    This sentence sounds to me as if I'm intending to work only half-day on Fridays, but I rather want to say "Every friday my job/office is half-day".


    Please help me with this. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: took a half-day off work

    I agree with all the prior posts, but to answer your last question, any of these would work:
    Today is [only] a half-day.
    Friday is always a half-day.
    Fridays are half-days for us.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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