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    #1

    grammar-medical leave

    Hi.

    .it is correct the sentence below?

    Hi boss, just let to u know...I am on Medical leave today as feeling not well. Headache and sore throat already...

    Or

    Just inform you, I am on medical leave today. Had high fever.


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    Re: grammar-medical leave

    In AmE "medical leave" is a lengthier process. In your case, I would call it "a sick day".

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    Re: grammar-medical leave

    Quote Originally Posted by fifie_danny View Post
    Hi.

    Is the sentence below correct?

    Hi boss, just let to u know...I am on Medical leave today as feeling not well. Headache and sore throat already...

    Or

    Just inform you, I am on medical leave today. Had high fever.

    What Mike said. Also, say you have a high fever, not had (although "had" is certainly better) and that you also have a headache and a sore throat. (You better see a doctor.) I guess that's all for now. (I am feeling a bit feverish. )

    I hope you get better soon.


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    #4

    Re: grammar-medical leave

    A better version...

    Just inform you, i am on sick leave today. I am feeling a bit feverish. Tq

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    #5

    Re: grammar-medical leave

    That would have to be "Just to inform you" and it would be better as "I am taking a sick day today."

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    #6

    Re: grammar-medical leave

    Quote Originally Posted by fifie_danny View Post
    A better version...

    Just to inform you, i am on sick leave today. I am feeling a bit feverish. Tq
    If it is an email the person is going to assume you sent it to him to tell him something. Also, "Just to inform you" strikes me as rather patronizing. (I'm not sure why. It just does.) Why don't you start off by telling your boss that you are not going to be able to make it to work? Then explain why. (I realize that I don't know much about the cultural differences between Malaysia and the USA.)

    Does my suggestion make sense to you?



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    Re: grammar-medical leave

    Many companies do not accept sick leave notifications by email - they want to speak to the person themselves so they expect you to phone in. I am lucky that my boss accepts text message notifications. I usually send:

    "Morning [boss's name]. I'm really sorry but I won't make it in to work today. I have a high temperature and a really bad headache. Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow but I'll confirm that with you later. Thanks. [My name]"

    That would work by email too.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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