I want to tell someone that


"I need to give a reasonable reason to schedule meeting trip in this week because my family is not with me for this week."

then which is a correct and right sentence

My family is away from me for 1 week.


I am away from my family for 1 week.


My family is away till 1 week.


My family is away for a week.

  • IMHO it is best you research, cite and present the sentence you think is best ... then ask for specific advice. Otherwise this will be considered 'proofreading'.
    – lbf
    Apr 30, 2018 at 11:42
  • I have formed 3 sentence and mentioned in the answer. I m confused which is correct.
    – xkeshav
    Apr 30, 2018 at 11:42
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    Are you at home, and your family has gone away on holiday for a week? Or have you traveled for business, and your family is travelling to meet you next week for a holiday? The answer might change depending on this.
    – AndyT
    Apr 30, 2018 at 16:10
  • My situation is the first one.
    – xkeshav
    May 1, 2018 at 12:15

1 Answer 1


The last sentence "My family is away for a week." sounds the best although I would say "My family is away for the/this week." instead since your situation refers to a specific week.

  • for a week? or for the week?
    – xkeshav
    Apr 30, 2018 at 11:43
  • I would say "the" week.
    – Prin S
    Apr 30, 2018 at 11:44
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    @pro.mean No difference between the two, except that "the week" emphasizes that they're away this week (but saying they're away for "a week" is taken to mean the same thing, since you don't say "they will be away for a week" and are therefore talking about the present). But I concur, the last option ("My family is away for a week") sounds most natural. Apr 30, 2018 at 11:56

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