He was away for a while and he is now busy doing all the works heaped on him

SLAL

Senior Member
FARSI
Hello.

Could you tell me if the following sentence is OK?

"He was off from work for a month and he is now busy doing all the works heaped on him".

Thank you.
 
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  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    We're not allowed to do general proofreading. If you have a specific concern about a word or phrase, we'll be happy to help.
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    You can use "heaped on" in general, but in this context, you need to consider two things: 1) it should be "work heaped on him" and 2) the work that he has to do has built up over the time he was away, so "heaped on" doesn't sound right. When you heap something on, it's over a short time period: "The boss heaped so much work on him that he had to work over the weekend."
     
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