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give notice

This page is about the collocation give notice

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to tell somebody that a job, or the occupation of a property, will end at a certain time

For example

  • When they fired me from my job, they only gave me two weeks' notice.

  • Our neighbours were given notice because they got behind in the rent.

Quick Quiz

The workers were given notice when

a. they had to do some overtime

b. their wages were being reduced

c. they weren't needed any more

Contributor: Matt Errey