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    alternate Mondays

    Teacher, if I want to work 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on two Mondays per month, can I say this:

    If possible, I wish to work 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on alternate Mondays as I want to go to the gym in the early morning.

    Is there a better way to say this? Thanks

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    Re: alternate Mondays

    "Alternate Mondays" is fine. However, your request doesn't really make sense. If you want to go to the gym early in the morning, surely you could work from 10am every Monday. Are you only planning to go to the gym on alternate Mondays? I'm confused as to whether you are requesting a change to your normal Monday working hours but only on alternate Mondays, or if you are asking to work two Mondays a month and have two Mondays off every month.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: alternate Mondays

    What happens when there are three Mondays in the month?

    Rover

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    Re: alternate Mondays

    Only three? Surely that's not possible, even in a non-leap year February.
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    Re: alternate Mondays

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Only three? Surely that's not possible, even in a non-leap year February.
    You clearly have not worked in Aaland.

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    Re: alternate Mondays

    Oops! '...five Mondays' then.


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    Re: alternate Mondays

    I wish to work from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 03-Mar-2013 at 19:23.

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    Re: alternate Mondays

    That sentence is fine, but additional information might help: I would work my regular hours on the second and fourth Mondays (and any fifth Monday that occurs).
    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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    Re: alternate Mondays

    My apologies thomas615, I have accidentally edited your most recent post instead of replying to it. As you can see, I have added a word in red.
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    Re: alternate Mondays

    "Every other Monday" is another way of wording it.

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