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    my day off

    When you have no work, what do you say? Can I say as follows?

    I got a call from Mr. XX and he told me that there would be an important business meeting atXX at 3:00 tomorrow. As you know, tomorrow is my day off and i would like you to attend the meeing.

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    Re: my day off

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    When you have no work, what do you say? Can I say as follows?

    I got a call from Mr. XX and he told me that there would be an important business meeting atXX at 3:00 tomorrow. As you know, tomorrow is my day off and i would like you to attend the meeing.
    yes, you can say : to have a day off or

    just: to be off


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    Re: my day off

    I got a call from Mr. XX and he told me that there would be an important business meeting atXX at 3:00 tomorrow. As you know, tomorrow is my day off and i would like you to attend the meeing.

    Mr. XX rang to tell me that there would be an important business meeting at YY tomorrow at 3.00. As you know, tomorrow is my day off, so I would like you to attend in my place.

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    Re: my day off

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    When you have no work, what do you say? Can I say as follows?

    I got a call from Mr. XX and he told me that there would be an important business meeting atXX at 3:00 tomorrow. As you know, tomorrow is my day off and i would like you to attend the meeting for me.

    You have written almost exactly as I would have. I use that "I got a call from X" construction a lot, and hear it often too. It and the construction David L. suggested are equally common in NZ English, at least in the day-to-day business register of the people I work with and for.


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    Re: my day off

    I gave that as the kind of economy of words in colloquial speech - it took 5 words compared to 10 !

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