TO TAKE A DAY OFF
22 / 12 / 2004
TO TAKE A DAY OFF: meaning and examples
December is a month of many holidays
in Catalonia and the rest of Spain. The month begins with a long weekend
and continues with the Christmas
and New Year's holidays
. For the next few days we're going to look at different ways to express days or periods when we aren't working, depending on what the reasons for not working are.
Today's expression is
: to take a day off
: to take a holiday from work. You can also take a week or a month off
(if your boss is generous!). We often use this expression when it is the worker who decides not to work for personal reasons.
I took a day off
in order to go to my best friend's wedding.
I get to take 3 weeks off
each year for holidays, but I don't have to take all of the days off at the same time. For example, I can take a week off
in the spring and then 2 more weeks off
in the summer.
If you have any questions about this expression, please don't hesitate to contact me
Have a great day!