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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 sat say eg I''m on sick leave.

Clive