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standing behind tables

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:19 pm
by azz
Can one say
a. In this workshop, work is done sitting on tall stools.
b. In our office, technical drawings are done standing behind drafting tables.

?

Many thanks.

Re: standing behind tables

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:07 pm
by BonnieL
Add "while" - it looks like the work is sitting or standing. Tho people will get it, others will be snarky.

Re: standing behind tables

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:32 am
by Erik_Kowal
FYI: In US English, the unrelated but superficially similar construction is/are done + gerund is equivalent to has/have finished + gerund.

For instance,

"I'm done eating" means "I've finished eating", and

"Are you done painting the walls?" means "Have you finished painting the walls?"