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    #1

    shift/post

    Hello,

    Are these expressions OK when someone is at work?
    1. S/He is on shift.
    2. S/He is on her/his shift.
    3. S/He is on post.
    4. S/He is on her/his post.

    Thank you,

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    Re: shift/post

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    Hello,

    Are these expressions OK when someone is at work?
    1. S/He is on shift.
    2. S/He is on her/his shift.
    3. S/He is on post.
    4. S/He is on her/his post.

    Thank you.
    For #4, you could say "S/He is at her/his post". However, it only works for contexts like someone being on sentry/guard duty. It doesn't work for someone at a desk or in a shop, for example.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: shift/post

    Thanks, how about 'She is on a shift tonight.'?

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    #4

    Re: shift/post

    I can't say it's completely wrong but I'd use "She has a shift tonight" or just "She's at work tonight".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: shift/post

    Or She's working her shift tonight.

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