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Can one say
a. In this workshop, work is done sitting on tall stools.

b. In our office, technical drawings are done standing behind drafting tables.

?

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I would add 'by' after 'done'.
 

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Can one say
a. In this workshop, work is done sitting on tall stools.

b. In our office, technical drawings are done standing behind drafting tables.

?

Many thanks.

Both sentences are correct.
 

azz

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Thank you all.

Neither of these sounds very natural to me. the subject of is/are done is not the same as the implied subject of ​sitting.

Yes. That was the problem. They sounded fine to me, but when I thought about them I felt that there seemed to be a logical flaw. 'Work' isn't sitting down when it is being done! But I suppose in casual conversation the flaw may be overlooked...

Not sure about anything I am saying here. These are just thoughts I had.

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