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    off work and on work.

    1) Everyday I am off work by 6 PM.

    2) Everyday I have to be on work by 6 AM.

    3) I cannot come to meet you because I am on work at the moment.

    4) I am off work so we can meet.

    5) When he came to my office to meet me I had already been off work by then.

    6) If you want to meet me tomorrow then call me at around 6 PM. We will meet if I am off work.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: off work and on work.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    1) Everyday Every day, I am off work by 6 PM. It would be more natural as "I finish work by 6pm".

    2) Everyday Every day, I have to be on at work by 6 AM.

    3) I cannot come to meet you because I am on at work at the moment.

    4) I am off work so we can meet. This is OK if you are on a day off or you are off sick. If it's just after 6pm (your normal finish time), say "I've finished work so we can meet".

    5) When he came to my office to meet me, I had already been off finished work. by then. Don't use both "already" and "by then".

    6) If you want to meet me tomorrow, then call me at around 6 PM. We will meet if I am off have finished work.

    Please check my sentences.
    See above.

    I am quite certain that we have explained the difference between "everyday" and "every day" to you more than once. I'm also sure that you must know by know that it's "at work", not "on work".

    Stick to the basics:

    I start work at [the time you arrive at work].
    I finish work at [the time you leave work].
    I am at work from [start time] to [finish time].
    I work for [number of hours in total] hours.
    I am off work. (This refers to a day you don't work at all because it's a day off or because you are sick.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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