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  1. Banned
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      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Jun 2013
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    #1

    I have a work with you

    Hello my friends,

    We have a Persian sentence which if I translate it into English, it will mean: "I have a work with you"
    (I need to talk to you for a second or I want you to do me a work)

    For example, look at this self made conversation:

    Alex: Jack, would you please come out of the class for a second?
    Jack: ah ok. But why?
    Alex: I have a work with you. (I need to talk to you for a second or I want you to do me a work)
    Jack: Oh yeah sure. I'll come in a minute.

    I want to know whether you native English speakers use the bold written part or not? If not then what do you
    say instead?

    Source: self made general question
    Thank you

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
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      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
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    #2

    Re: I have a work with you

    No. "I need to talk to you about something" or "I need you to do something for me". The two are not interchangeable.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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