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    can't be made sit

    Hi guys,


    Can we say "Any employee can't be made sit in the cab before more than 2 hours of the login time"(I mean we can say you cannot make any employee sit in the cab before 2 hours).

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    Re: can't be made sit

    I am not a teacher.

    I don't know what you mean by "before two hours", but I do know that we don't say "Any employee can't..." This should be "No employee can..."

    Perhaps you mean, "No employee can be made to sit in the cab more than two hours before the login time." but it doesn't make a lot of sense to me. What is this about?

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    Re: can't be made sit

    We can say "You can't make any employee sit" but we say "No employee can be made to sit". we have to use "To".

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    Re: can't be made sit

    No employee can take a cab for more than two hours prior to starting work.

    or

    No employee can take a cab for more than two hours to get to work.


    Assuming work is where he/she is going.



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    Re: can't be made sit

    Lotus, I don't think this talking about taxi/cab rides. Why would an employer regulate the length of taxi/cab rides to get to work?

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    Re: can't be made sit

    I'm not exactly sure what the context is. But sometimes employers have to pay for employee travel to work -- especially if it is a sales job or a field position.

    From login time, I'm assuming the person is going to work.

    Hopefully, tufguy can give us more context.


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    Re: can't be made sit

    My guess is "cab" refers to the driver/operator compartment of a truck, locomotive, crane, etc. If an employer regulated travel they are paying for. they would regulate the cost, not the time.

    But you are right, we need more context.

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    Re: can't be made sit

    Yes, I think you're right. It is probably the cab of a construction vehicle. It makes sense to not allow someone to sit in that cab for more than two hours. I'm guessing that login time is the time spent in the cab. Then the following may make sense:

    No employee can sit in the cab for more than two hours.

    It's just that "before more than 2 hours" is confusing in the original sentence.



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    Last edited by lotus888; 13-May-2014 at 04:00.

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    Re: can't be made sit

    We have a rule here, if the company is providing the cab to the employees so they cannot make any employee sit in cab, 2 hours prior to the login time(when the work starts in company). If thw work starts at 9 so the maximum time an employee can spend in travelling to work is 2 hours, so the first pick up shouldn't be done before 7. Could you please tell me whether we have to use "To" in indirect speech?

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    Re: can't be made sit

    Can you tell us what you mean by "cab"?

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