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    some time off to work

    I have taken some time off to work on my friend's house to attend party.


    Is this sentence correct?

    Please help me.

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    #2

    Re: some time off to work

    Try:
    I have taken some time off from work to attend my friend's house party.


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    Re: some time off to work

    Thank you Ronbee for all my threads.
    This sentence from a dictionary seems to resemble with my one.

    I'm going to take/have some time off to work on my house.

    Do you think now I am correct? or still my sentence is incorrect?

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    Re: some time off to work

    Yes, your original sentence was wrong.
    Either you took time off from work to work on your friend's house, or you took time off from work to attend his part. Either [to work on my friend's house] or [to attend his party], but not both without any conjunction in between.

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    Re: some time off to work

    To make it perfectly clear, why don’t we just add another ‘work’ to your sentence: I'm going to take/have some time off from work to work on my house.


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    Re: some time off to work

    Thank you friends.
    Really they are fantastic explanation. You got me to understand it.

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    Re: some time off to work

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Yes, your original sentence was wrong.
    Either you took time off from work to work on your friend's house, or you took time off from work to attend his part. Either [to work on my friend's house] or [to attend his party], but not both without any conjunction in between.

    [a writer, not a teaher]
    Maybe he took some time off from working on his friend's house to attend a party. One can only guess what the sentence is trying to say.

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    Re: some time off to work

    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhaheart View Post
    To make it perfectly clear, why don’t we just add another ‘work’ to your sentence: I'm going to take/have some time off from work to work on my house.
    That's good, but I don't know why you are keeping the "have" there. Say:
    I'm going to take some time off from work to work on my house.
    (To have time off is not the same as to take time off.)


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