An office is a place where a company does business.
- Dave works in an office.
- Large corporations have offices all over the world.
- Sarah was promoted at work, and now she has her own office. She used to work in a cubicle.*
- Kevin doesn’t want to work in an office; he’d rather have a job working outside.
The word "office" is often used as an adjective before a noun:
- There are a lot of office buildings in the center of the city.
- Office jobs aren’t as easy to find as they once were.
- Don is starting his own business, so he needs to get some office furniture.
- He also needs to order some office supplies.
- You’ll see a lot of office workers walking around downtown during lunchtime.
You can also use the word "office" when talking about a position in government that a person gets through an election:
- Tina is thinking about running for office.
- The office of Mayor is a highly sought-after position in cities like Chicago and New York.
- Barack Obama holds the highest office in the country.
*cubicle: a work area surrounded by partitions or half walls. It includes a desk, a computer, filing cabinets, and storage space but there’s no door and it’s not private. Many office workers work in cubicles.
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December 16, 2013