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    work/office

    The old text-book I am editing uses the word "office" everywhere instead of "work", e.g.

    He goes to his office by the underground.
    At the office he is busy from early morning till late at night.
    What time do you get to the office?


    In my humble opinion, not ALL people work at offices, so a wider notion "work" should be used instead in all the situations.

    - he goes to work
    - at work he is busy
    - What time do you get to work?


    Do you think I am right?

    Thank you

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    Re: work/office

    I agree. Some people work in factories, or in studios, or outdoors, etc. However, most textbooks were published several decades ago when the editors didn't concentrate too much on being all-encompassing.

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    Re: work/office

    Apparently, the people who wrote the textbook worked in an office.


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    Re: work/office

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Apparently, the people who wrote the textbook worked in an office.

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