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    days off

    do you have any days off
    do you have any day-offs

    which one is correct

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    Re: days off

    days off

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    Re: days off

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    do you have any days off
    do you have any day-offs
    which one is correct

    You just have to learn these things - sorry ;

    day off -> days off
    payoff -> payoffs

    If you see them written down, there's no problem - add an S to the noun. But when you hear it, you have to hear the word-break (which is often not there).

    It would be possible to derive a rule: a day off is a kind of day, but a payoff isn't a kind of pay - so if it's a kind of something, add the S to that word. But I think it's probably just as easy/laborious to simply learn the uses.

    b

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