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namlan

Banned
Vietnam
- Has he ever been sexually harassed at work?

- Did I use the right phrase here "ever been sexually harassed at work"?

Thanks a lot!

NamLan
 
  • cycloneviv

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    That's fine, namlan.

    You might also hear: Has he ever been sexually harassed in the workplace?

    I think the distinction is that your sentence is talking about his current place of work, whereas "in the workplace" could mean any place he has worked.
     

    namlan

    Banned
    Vietnam
    Dear cycloneviv and you guys!

    - By the way, can I say these?

    "He's been sexually harassed in the workplace three times by his boss."
    "His boss has harassed him sexually three times in the workplace." :)

    Thanks a million!

    NamLan
     

    Lexiphile

    Senior Member
    England English
    Oh, dear, NamLan. What have you started here?
    Workplace may be a common word in Australia, where Cyclone comes from, but I don't think I have ever, until now, either spoken or written this word. When I read your two sentences, I wondered which part of the human body is the workplace. :)

    I think "at work" was a much, much better way of putting it, and it fits into both of your sentences perfectly.
     
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