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23 / 12 / 2004

TO TAKE SICK LEAVE: meaning and examples

Good morning. 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 It means: not to work because of illness or sickness. Example 1: 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. Example 2: 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 (= take). Examples: Women in Spain get four months maternity leave. I'm looking forward to going on maternity leave next month. If you have any questions about these expressions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Enjoy the rest of your day!