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rituparnahoymoy

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Assamese -India
I will not do the work right now. I will do the work leisurely after lunch.

Is the use of the word leisurely is correct in such a context.
 
  • Cynthia M.

    Senior Member
    English- United States
    Try "I will get the work done at my own pace after lunch." I take no responsibility for the consequences if anyone actually says this to his/her boss. :p
     

    rituparnahoymoy

    Senior Member
    Assamese -India
    Try "I will get the work done at my own pace after lunch." I take no responsibility for the consequences if anyone actually says this to his/her boss. :p
    It was funny. So leisurely is wrong in such a context.

    I want to add one more situation.

    Right now I am busy .I will watch the movie leisurely /at my leisure later.
     

    Edinburgher

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    German/English bilingual
    Despite appearances, "leisurely" is generally an adjective, so it does not sit well in your sentences (in both your posts). If you are keen on that root, you could replace the word with "in a leisurely fashion" or with "at (my) leisure".
     

    Cynthia M.

    Senior Member
    English- United States
    "In a leisurely fashion" or "at my leisure" are too formal to be used when talking about when you will watch a movie. I'd say "I have too much to do now, I'll watch the movie later when I have more time."
     
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