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    #1

    severence

    "They have been offered severance of 10000 dollars." Is it correct to use "severance" in this context? Should I have used it with the noun "pay"?

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    "They have been offered a severance pay of 10000 dollars."?

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    #2

    Re: severence

    Yes. You are right.



    severance = the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

    severance (pay) = a payment to compensate an employee when they leave employment before retirement

    (выходное пособие, единовременное денежное пособие при увольнении из армии)

    We were offered 13 weeks' severance (pay).

    She received severance pay when her job was eliminated.


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    #3

    Re: severence

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Yes. You are right.



    severance = the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

    severance (pay) = a payment to compensate an employee when they leave employment before retirement

    (выходное пособие, единовременное денежное пособие при увольнении из армии)

    We were offered 13 weeks' severance (pay).

    She received severance pay when her job was eliminated.


    V.
    I was asking if "severance" usually takes a noun? Do we say "severance" or it has to be followed by "a severance+noun"? " a severance pay?

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    #4

    Re: severence

    In actual use, we use it alone as well as with a noun.

    She was sad to lose her job, but the severance made it bearable.
    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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