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    #1

    David switched his shift

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Is it correct to write "switch his shift"?

    David switched his shift with one of his colleagues so that David could go and watch a football match.

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    #2

    Re: David switched his shift

    I'd write David switched shifts with one of his colleagues so he could go watch a football match.
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    #3

    Re: David switched his shift

    It sounds much better with one David.

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    #4

    Re: David switched his shift

    Or:
    "David swapped shifts with ..."

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    #5

    Re: David switched his shift

    Without repeating 'David', it's not clear which of them was going to the match, unless you recast the sentence.

    'Wanting to go to a football match, David swapped shifts with a colleague.'

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    #6

    Re: David switched his shift

    I would interpret it as meaning that David was going to the match, which seems the natural choice. If the colleague went, I would rephrase the sentence.

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