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    Post 'a day off from school' or 'a day off school'?

    Dear friends,

    -Snow days, storm days, hurricane days, broken air conditioner days whether its from bad weather or a problem with the school building, almost every school year has at least a couple of unexpected days off school.

    Would you please tell me which way we usually say, 'a day off from school' or 'a day off school'? Do we also say 'a day off work'?

    Thank you!


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    Re: 'a day off from school' or 'a day off school'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Dear friends,

    -Snow days, storm days, hurricane days, broken air conditioner days whether its from bad weather or a problem with the school building, almost every school year has at least a couple of unexpected days off school.

    Would you please tell me which way we usually say, 'a day off from school' or 'a day off school'? Do we also say 'a day off work'?

    Thank you!

    "a day off school" is fine

    You can also say "a day off work". Adding from doesn't do anything except add another word.

    But in your example, the final school is redundant.

    ...every school year has at least a couple of unexpected days off = it's understood that the days are off school since we're talking about a school year.

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    Re: 'a day off from school' or 'a day off school'?

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    "a day off school" is fine

    You can also say "a day off work". Adding from doesn't do anything except add another word.
    Do you mean we usually say 'a day off school' rather than 'a day off from school'?

    Thank you!

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    Re: 'a day off from school' or 'a day off school'?

    Yes.

    That's exactly what freezeframe meant.

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    Re: 'a day off from school' or 'a day off school'?

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    Yes.

    That's exactly what freezeframe meant.

    Rover
    Thank you, Rover and freezeframe.

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    Re: 'a day off from school' or 'a day off school'?

    In AmE, we traditionally say "a day off from school". Likewise, when referring to taking time off of a job, we'd still include a preposition, whether it be "I had a/the day off from work" or (less gramatically correct, but still often used) "I had a/the day off of work."

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    Re: 'a day off from school' or 'a day off school'?

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    The children have a week off from school every April.

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    Re: 'a day off from school' or 'a day off school'?

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
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    The children have a week off from school every April.
    ^not a teacher^



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    Re: 'a day off from school' or 'a day off school'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In AmE, we traditionally say "a day off from school". Likewise, when referring to taking time off of a job, we'd still include a preposition, whether it be "I had a/the day off from work" or (less gramatically correct, but still often used) "I had a/the day off of work."
    Thanks a lot, Ouisch.

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    Re: 'a day off from school' or 'a day off school'?

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    The children have a week off from school every April.
    Wow! Thanks a lot, sunsunmoon. Especially when this example sentence is under the word 'APRIL' !!

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