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    "Out of work"

    Hi!

    I know that "out of work" means unemployed. Can I use it to mean "not at work/ outside workplace" as well? I'm asking because I have used it in a form with the latter meaning and I want to know if I did a mistake.

    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: "Out of work"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hepatica View Post
    Hi!

    I know that "out of work" means unemployed. Can I use it to mean "not at work/ outside workplace" as well? I'm asking because I have used it in a form with the latter meaning and I want to know if I did a mistake.

    Thanks in advance.
    You would have to be more specific: Out of the office OR Out of the workplace.

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    Re: "Out of work"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hepatica View Post
    Hi!

    I know that "out of work" means unemployed. Can I use it to mean "not at work/ outside workplace" as well? No, I wouldn't use it to mean that. I'm asking because I have used it in a form with the latter meaning and I want to know if I did a mistake.
    You can say, 'I am away from work.' This sentence means 'I am away from my place of work.'...'I am away from my workplace.'

    Thanks in advance.
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