What is the correct way to say that I've worked to cover some hours that I didn't work on a specific day of the week? Let's say that I work 8 hours every day, but on Monday I worked only 4, but on Friday I _______ the hours that I didn't work on Monday.

Can I use the verb cover or compensate?

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    Made up for, caught up on, worked overtime. If you want to use compensate it has to be compensate for. "Compensate the hours" means that the hours got money from you. This is a question better suited for our chat (for which you need 20 reputation points) or for our sister site for learners (for which you need none).
    – RegDwigнt
    Feb 14, 2019 at 19:57
  • Whether or not you can use those verbs depends on the exact meaning of what you're trying to convey. Both cover and compensate might work—however, they mean different things. Feb 15, 2019 at 16:35


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