TO TAKE SICK LEAVE
23 / 12 / 2004
TO TAKE SICK LEAVE: meaning and examples
Yesterday we looked at the expression to take a day off
to mean to have a holiday from work
. Of course, sometimes you can't work because you are ill.
Today's expression is
: to take sick leave
: not to work because of illness or sickness.
He took sick leave
until he was fully recovered from the flu (gripe
If you are going to have a baby (to give birth), you can also take maternity leave
If you live in the state of Spain, you can take four months maternity leave
In these expressions, the word leave
is used as a noun
. We can also use this noun with the verbs get
(= receive) or go on
Women in Spain get four months maternity leave
I'm looking forward to going on maternity leave
If you have any questions about these expressions, please don't hesitate to contact me
Enjoy the rest of your day!