Public Services and Procurement Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Institutional Links


Important notice

Writing Tips has been archived and won’t be updated before it is permanently deleted.

For the most up-to-date content, please consult Writing Tips Plus, which combines content from Writing Tips and The Canadian Style. And don’t forget to update your bookmarks!

To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

labour under

The verb labour is followed by the preposition under in the expressions labour under a disadvantage, labour under a delusion and labour under a misapprehension.

  • In having to work without Internet access, she was labouring under a disadvantage.
  • If you think I’m going to help you get away with that, you’re labouring under a delusion!
  • The doctor laboured under the misapprehension that the patient was telling the truth.