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    Red face he is running off his feet everyday

    dear all,
    just want to ask
    can we say ' he is running off his feet everyday.'?
    pls reply asap
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: he is running off his feet everyday

    Welcome to the forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by cky2602 View Post
    Can we say 'He is running off his feet everyday'?
    No — that is not natural English.

    Remember to start every sentence with a capital letter, and don't use abbreviated forms like 'pls'.

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    Re: he is running off his feet everyday

    "He is run off his feet every day" is a correct sentence. Note that "every day" is two words.

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    Re: he is running off his feet everyday

    Even Raymott's suggestion sounds strange to my AmE ear. I can intuit the meaning, but it's not one I've heard in AmE.
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    #5

    Re: he is running off his feet everyday

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: he is running off his feet everyday

    I don't dispute that, I'm just commenting I've never heard it used in AmE.

    The closest AmE equivalent is probably '(being) run ragged', or to 'run someone ragged'.
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    Re: he is running off his feet everyday

    Quote Originally Posted by cky2602 View Post
    Dear Too formal

    Hi all.
    I just want to ask something.
    Can we say 'He is running off his feet everyday'?
    pls Please reply asap. Your question is no more urgent than anyone else's. We will respond when we have the time.
    Thanks a lot.
    Note my changes above. It's important to follow these rules of written English at all times:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter, including complete sentences within quotation marks.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Do not put a space after opening quotation marks.
    - Do not put a space before closing quotation marks.

    Please don't use textspeak or chatroom abbreviations on the forum. "Pls" does not exist in English. The word is "please". The same goes for things like "thx", "wanna/gonna" and the like.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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