a lot (of work) to do

Arcona

Senior Member
German
Hello,

a friend is helping to prepare an exhibition. The opening day will be Monday. Two weeks ago he said that there is a lot of work to do. I want to ask him now:


Do you still have a lot of work to do before Monday?
or
Do you still have a lot to do before Tuesday?


I would like to use the second, shorter question, but I am wondering if the meaning changes a lot if I omit "of work". I think if I omit it than "a lot to do" could also refer to other things besides work. Is that correct?

Thank you.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    It's fine to use "Do you still have a lot to do?" Presumably, your listener will understand that you are talking about the work that remains to be done.
     

    Arcona

    Senior Member
    German
    Thanks a lot for your replies. Yes, I meant Monday.
    Reading my questions again I am wondering now if "until Monday" would work as well?
     
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