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Which one is the right question when I want to ask a friend of mine if he's a day off?
I don't just want to write Are you on a day off<--is it also right?

So, which one is grammartically correct? Do you work today or Are you working today?
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Hi Anon,

Three things.

1) Don't check the box that doesn't allow people to reply to your post if you do want answers, okay?

2) "He's a day off" isn't idiomatic. Although "he's" used as a contraction for "he has" it's only used with another verb. He's been so happy since he met you but not He's a day off.

3) Your original question: Are you off today? Do you have today off? Are you working today? Do you have to go to work today?
thanks so much man. I apperciate it.
Nice forums, too bad you can't register ..I'd happily join this community.
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Grammar Geek2) "He's a day off" isn't idiomatic. Although "he's" used as a contraction for "he has" it's only used with another verb. He's been so happy since he met you but not He's a day off.

A question: Does the bolded word mean 'short form'?

Thanks. Emotion: smile
Yes, "he's" a contraction of "he is" or "he has."

"It's" is a contraction of "it is."

etc.
Yes, it does mean 'short form' in that context. .The dictionary would give you a other meanings of this word.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/contraction

(EDITED: What a coincidence! Emotion: stick out tongue)
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Thanks Grammar Geek and PBF. Emotion: smile
You're welcome, but why can't you register?
I wondered the same thing, Barb.

Have you already tried to register, Anon?
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