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    #1

    Took leave of office

    "Yesterday he took leave of the office early (he came back home early taking leave), office finishing time is 6 PM but he left at 5 PM".

    "Yesterday he took half day leave".

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: Took leave of office

    "Yesterday he left the office an hour early."
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: Took leave of office

    'Yesterday he took a half-day leave of absence.'

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    #4

    Re: Took leave of office

    The first doesn't work for me, and the second sounds excessive if he left an hour early. I would use Bhaisahab's sentence for this situation.

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