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    #1

    When Anna became jobless

    I have tried to use "be at a loose end" in my sentence. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    When Anna became jobless, she was at a loose end and did not know what to do with her time.

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    #2

    Re: When Anna became jobless

    It's okay.

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    #3

    Re: When Anna became jobless

    You can be at loose ends. I've never seen the expression in the singular.

    It would be much more natural to write When Anna lost her job....
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: When Anna became jobless

    GoesStation,

    "be at a loose end" is BrE.

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    #5

    Re: When Anna became jobless

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You can be at loose ends. I've never seen the expression in the singular.
    It does exist in BrE.

    (Cross-posted with Bassim)

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    #6

    Re: When Anna became jobless

    I would use "When Anna lost her job" too.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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