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    make up

    Are these sentences correct? I am not sure if I have used the word "missing" correctly.

    I will work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday without my lunch. To make up the missing one hour, I will work extra an hour today and tomorrow.

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    Re: make up

    I would not use "missing".
    How about: I will work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through lunch on Monday. To make up for the one-hour shortfall, I will work longer today and tomorrow,
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: make up

    I don't understand the math.
    Are you missing one hour or two on Monday?
    If you are working an extra hour today and tomorrow, that's two hours.

    Monday I must leave at 3. I will work through lunch, and will make up the two hours by working an extra hour each today and tomorrow.
    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: make up

    You are right. Sorry for the typo. I meant "extra half an hour" today and tomorrow. Thank you

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    Re: make up

    There is nothing wrong with missing, but the "one" is unnatural. "To make up the missing hour" is natural. "To make up the missing half-hour" is also natural.
    Last edited by probus; 17-Jan-2016 at 04:11.

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