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    On duty

    The expression 'Who's on duty today ?' is often used at school. Does it concern nurses and police officers or pupils at scool too?

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    Re: On duty

    Quote Originally Posted by towcats1 View Post
    The expression 'Who's on duty today?' is often used at school. Does it concern typically refer to nurses and police officers, or pupils at scool can it be used to refer to students too?
    It's not used to refer to ordinary students studying at school. It implies work or some position of responsibility. Thus, it can refer to teachers or to students assigned to some specific task.

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    Re: On duty

    What sort of work or task should be assigned? Sweeping the floor and cleaning th blackboard or a little bit challenging task?

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    I presume it would be something appropriate to the person's age level.

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    Re: On duty

    This expression is used to start a lesson. It means somebody have to come over the blackboard and clean it. Is it corrrect?
    I know 'come over here'. Is it right 'come over (the)blackboard'?
    Last edited by towcats1; 24-Mar-2016 at 21:15. Reason: new idea

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    Re: On duty

    Say:

    Come over to the blackboard.

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    Re: On duty

    Or:

    Come over to the blackboard, and wipe it clean.

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    Re: On duty

    I mean to use the question 'who's on duty today?' for this purpose. To say directly 'Come over to the blackboard, and wipe it clean.' seems much better.

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    Re: On duty

    If someone is allocated the task of cleaning the blackboard in each class, you could ask "Who's on blackboard duty today?" When the relevant student raises his/her hand, the teacher might say "Why isn't my blackboard clean then?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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