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    #1

    being grounded

    I'm very busy at work, now,

    I am grounded at work?
    I am grounded in the office?
    or I am grounded at the office?

    thanks,

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    Re: being grounded

    Quote Originally Posted by Tack View Post
    I'm very busy at work, now,

    I am grounded at work?
    I am grounded in the office?
    or I am grounded at the office?

    thanks,
    The term "grounded" originates as a term used among pilots/in aviation to describe disciplinary action for some violation of rules in which they may not fly for a period of time. It is currently also used to describe a penalty imposed by parents on a child/teenager in which the child/teenager may not leave their home for a period of time because of some transgression. You will seldon/never hear/read it used as in your examples.

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    Re: being grounded

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    The term "grounded" originates as a term used among pilots/in aviation to describe disciplinary action for some violation of rules in which they may not fly for a period of time. It is currently also used to describe a penalty imposed by parents on a child/teenager in which the child/teenager may not leave their home for a period of time because of some transgression. You will seldon/never hear/read it used as in your examples.
    My explanation was insufficient.
    I meant to want to say it is like when a kid is grounded at home.
    and I'm having a difficulty having a right preposition at work/ at office/ in office.

    I am like "grounded". I can't do anything I'd like to do.

    thanks.

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    #4

    Re: being grounded

    billmcd has explained how we use grounded, and it doesn't really cover your situation. You are stuck at/in the office.

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    #5

    Re: being grounded

    Or you're buried in work, or you're swamped. But you're not grounded.

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