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    azz is offline Member
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    work is done

    Can one say
    a. In this workshop, work is done sitting on tall stools.

    b. In our office, technical drawings are done standing behind drafting tables.

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    Re: work is done

    I would add 'by' after 'done'.
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    Re: work is done

    Quote Originally Posted by azz View Post
    Can one say
    a. In this workshop, work is done sitting on tall stools.

    b. In our office, technical drawings are done standing behind drafting tables.

    ?

    Many thanks.
    Both sentences are correct.
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: work is done

    Thank you all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Neither of these sounds very natural to me. the subject of is/are done is not the same as the implied subject of ​sitting.
    Yes. That was the problem. They sounded fine to me, but when I thought about them I felt that there seemed to be a logical flaw. 'Work' isn't sitting down when it is being done! But I suppose in casual conversation the flaw may be overlooked...

    Not sure about anything I am saying here. These are just thoughts I had.

    Many thanks.

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