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    #1

    Off work/by aid of/in doubt

    Hello.

    Could you please check if my choices are correct? The examples are from the book ''A Good Turn of Phrase'' by James Milton.

    ''I read that Stephen King is currently off work/at work on his next novel''.

    ''A benefit concert was performed in aid of/by aid of the local hospital''. Is ''by aid'' possible?

    ''Farmers were out of doubt/in doubt as to whether there would be a good harvest this year.''
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    #2

    Re: Off work/by aid of/in doubt

    Does the book not have an answer key?

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    #3

    Re: Off work/by aid of/in doubt

    No, it doesn't.

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    #4

    Re: Off work/by aid of/in doubt

    Say:

    Stephen King is currently at work on his latest novel.
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    #5

    Re: Off work/by aid of/in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Hello.

    Could you please check if my choices are correct? The examples are from the book ''A Good Turn of Phrase'' by James Milton.

    ''I read that Stephen King is currently off work/at work on his next novel''.

    ''A benefit concert was performed in aid of/by aid of the local hospital''. Is ''by aid'' possible?

    ''Farmers were out of doubt/in doubt as to whether there would be a good harvest this year.''
    All those are correct.
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    #6

    Re: Off work/by aid of/in doubt

    The first would be much more natural with "working on" rather than "at work on" but it's not wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Off work/by aid of/in doubt

    Ask me how I would phrase them differently.
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