Out for school? Out for work?

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Hi. Just wondering if you ever say "out for school" or "out for work" instead of "gone to school" or "gone to work"? e.g.) I'm going shopping tomorrow while my children are out for school. If not, any suggestions for a better sentence? Thank you.

preposition asked Jun 05 '13 at 02:06 T Uchimura New member

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I have never heard anyone say "out for school."  I would just write:

 

I am going shopping tomorrow while my children are at school.

 

When using the phrase "gone to school," I would use after instead of while.

 

I am going shopping tomorrow after my children have gone to school.

link answered Jun 05 '13 at 03:52 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

The same with work, then?

Miguel del OlmoJun 06 '13 at 07:44

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