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Man 1: What about you? Is your wife still sick?

Man 2: Yes.

Man 1: I'm sorry. So you're not working at the moment?

Man 2: No, I'm on some sort of leave.


1) In the conversation, what is more natural... So you're not working at the moment? - or - So you don't work at the moment?

2) In the conversation, is it OK/natural to say "I'm on some sort of leave" instead of being more specific?

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anonymous1) In the conversation, what is more natural... So you're not working at the moment? - or - So you don't work at the moment?

"So you're not working at the moment?" is the correct choice.

anonymous2) In the conversation, is it OK/natural to say "I'm on some sort of leave" instead of being more specific?

Yes, conversationally.

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Man 1: What about you? Is your wife still sick?

Man 2: Yes.

Man 1: I'm sorry. So you're not working at the moment?

Man 2: No, I'm on some sort of leave.


1) In the conversation, what is more natural... So you're not working at the moment? <<< This is more natural.

- or - So you don't work at the moment?

2) In the conversation, is it OK/natural to say "I'm on some sort of leave" instead of being more specific? No, it's more natural to be more specific and say eg I''m on sick leave.

Clive