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    leave work

    please, what's the opposite of "to go to work"?

    "I had to take them to the airport and so I didn't want to leave work too late".

    please, how would a native say it informally?

    thanks.
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    #2

    Re: leave work

    not a teacher

    please, what's the opposite of "to go to work"?
    finish work?
    knock off (informal)

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    #3

    Re: leave work

    1. The opposite of "to go to work" is to stay home.

    2. I had to take them to the airport and so I needed to leave work early.

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    Re: leave work

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    1. The opposite of "to go to work" is to stay home.

    2. I had to take them to the airport and so I needed to leave work early.
    What about "I can't get off work early"?

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    #5

    Re: leave work

    Ex: I needed to take them to the airport, but I couldn't get off work early, and so they missed their flight.

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    #6

    Re: leave work

    hi,
    please, can I say "leave work in time"? I mean leave work not before and nor after the due time.
    thanks.

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    Re: leave work

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,
    please, can I say "leave work in time"? I mean leave work not before and nor after the due time.
    thanks.
    Ex: I can't leave work in time to meet the 5 o'clock flight. I'm going to be late and miss the plane.

    Ex: I need to leave work on time to make the 5 o'clock flight. Otherwise, I will be late and miss the plane.

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    #8

    Re: leave work

    thanks.
    then, if I say "I need to leave work on time today" am I saying that I am not leaving neither before nor after the due time, but exactly ON time?
    thanks.

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    Re: leave work

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    thanks.
    then, if I say "I need to leave work on time today" am I saying that I am not leaving neither before nor after the due time, but exactly ON time?
    thanks.
    What's 'due time', the time you usually leave work or the time you need to leave work to make the flight?

    Ex: My flight leaves a 3 p.m., and it takes 3 hours to check-in, so I need to leave work on time, at noon, in order to make the flight.

    Ex: I leave work every day at 5 p.m., but today I have to catch a flight at 3 p.m., so I need to leave on time, at noon.

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    #10

    Re: leave work

    thanks.
    how would you say "due time"? "right time"?
    thanks.

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