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    Which sentence(gets over vs gives over) is correct?

    My office gives over at 6:30 pm.

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    My office gets over at 6:30 pm.
    Last edited by bit3034; 23-Jun-2015 at 09:38.

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    #2

    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Neither is correct. Are you trying to say that your office closes at 6.30 pm?

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    #3

    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    office closes..

    Where did you get those strange phrases from?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Really !! have you never heard this sentence? Generally it is said that "School gives over at" so I tried to use it for office. As far as "Close at" is concerned I think it is more suited for shop not for office.


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    office closes..

    Where did you get those strange phrases from?

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bit3034 View Post
    Really !! have you never heard this sentence? Generally it is said that "School gives over at" so I tried to use it for office. As far as "Close at" is concerned I think it is more suited for shop not for office.
    I think you have not got the meaning of the phrase right. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...sh/give-over_1
    A shop closes, so does an office.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Actually office remains open but my department is supposed to work till 6:30 pm and one of the root meaning of over is "finishes".

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    #7

    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    I have never heard "school gives over at".

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I have never heard "school gives over at".
    Nor me.

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Nor me.
    I don't understand what the OP mean either.

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    I wonder if "give over" is used in Indian English to mean "finish."

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