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Are you usually on time or late? How many minutes is ‘late’ for you?

DingDing Posts: 16 ✭✭
Writing topic from here: https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/writing/beginner-a1/a-message-to-say-youre-late

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My writing:

I'm usually on time. I think it's impolite to keep others waiting, and I know it's not a good feeling while waiting for others. If I had an appointment with someone, I would expect they show up on time plus-minus 10 minutes. If they or I show up after 10 minutes, I would say it’s ‘late’. However, it also depends on what we’ve planned to do. If we’re going to watch a movie, catch a bus, those are things that can't wait, so even one minute would definitely be ’late’. If we've planned to spend time in the park, as long as I can wait, it’s not ’late’.
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  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,095 ✭✭✭✭
    Ding said:

    Writing topic from here: https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/writing/beginner-a1/a-message-to-say-youre-late



    Please give me feedback and correction :D



    If you are interested by this topic, post your writing please ;)



    My writing:



    I'm usually on time. I think it's impolite to keep others waiting, and I know it's not a good feeling while waiting for others. If I had an appointment with someone, I would expect they show up on time plus orminus 10 minutes. If they or I show up after 10 minutes, I would say it’s ‘late’. However, it also depends on what we’ve planned to do. If we’re going to watch a movie or/b> catch a bus, those are things that can't wait, so even one minute would definitely be ’late’. If we've planned to spend time in the park, as long as I can wait, it’s not ’late’.

    Very good @Ding. I am about to go out to meet a couple of friends for a walk in the park. I hope they won't be late! I agree that up to ten minutes is acceptable however. I never wait for than twenty minutes. But in this day and age, usually it is possible to contact eachother easily enough to warn of any delay.
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