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    Hello everyone


    I'm new member and I'd like to talk about punctuality ....yes

    punctuality.When I talk someone on the phone or



    meet them face to face and told him or them I will wait you at


    10:0:0 exactly or sharp OK .But someone late maybe one hour or


    more.what I do ? I feel angry and heat him and say why are you came


    late !!!!!. I told you at 10 o'clock not 11 !!?!?


    I'm very very like punctuality and seriously people .


    Now tell me What are you doing when you have the similar station ?


    Notic: If I have any mistake please fix it and share with us

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    Quote Originally Posted by super computer View Post
    Hello everyone.


    I'm a new member and I'd like to talk about punctuality. ....yes punctuality.

    When I talk to someone on the phone or meet them face to face, and told I might tell him (or them) "I will wait for you at 10:0:0 exactly or ten o'clock sharp, OK?"

    But if someone is late, maybe one hour or more, what do I do? I feel angry and heat hit(?) him and say "Why are you came late? !!!!!. I told you at 10 o'clock not 11!" !!?!?


    I'm I very very really like punctuality and I like people to take it seriously. people .


    Now tell me - What are you doing do you do when you have are in the a similar station situation?


    Notic Note: If I have made any mistakes, please fix it them. and share with us
    Welcome to the forum. Please see my amendments/corrections above in red.

    I really hope that you don't hit people when they arrive late! If I arrange to meet someone at 10 o'clock, I wait until 10.15, then I phone them or send them a text message asking where they are. If I don't get a reply, I leave at 10.30. If they arrive before 10.30, I say "Why are you late, and why didn't you contact me to warn me?"

    Note: I have moved this thread to "Ask a Teacher". Whilst it was a question about what a native speaker would say in a particular situation, it also required multiple corrections so it's better placed here where lots of learners will see those corrections, and they can learn something too.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 28-Jan-2013 at 22:51.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post


    Welcome to the forum. Please see my amendments/corrections above in red.

    I really hope that you don't hit people when they arrive late! If I arrange to meet someone at 10 o'clock, I wait until 10.15, then I phone them or send them a text message asking where they are. If I don't get a reply, I leave at 10.30. If they arrive before 10.30, I say "Why are you late, and why didn't you contact me to warn me?"

    Note: I have moved this thread to "Ask a Teacher". Whilst it was a question about what a native speaker would say in a particular situation, it also required multiple corrections so it's better placed here where lots of learners will see those corrections, and they can learn something too.

    Wooooow I have many mistakes that Interesting

    First : Thanks a lot to move my thread .
    Second : Thanks a lot to fix my mistake ....I really really love it because I wanna to improve or develop my language skill.
    Third : I'm not hit them really but sometime I'm serious because when someone came late maybe even sad happen .This situation like job when the employee came late to the job the management will alert him and after that Deduct from his salary

    Finally : I love this forum

    All the best for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by super computer View Post

    Wooooow Wow, I have made many mistakes That's interesting.

    First : Thanks a lot to for moving my thread.
    Second : Thanks a lot to fixing my mistakes.
    .... I really really love it because I wanna want to to improve or develop my language skill.
    Third : I'm not I don't actually hit them really but sometimes I'm serious because and sometimes when someone came comes late maybe it can even make me sad. happen This situation is a little like a job when the an employee came comes to work late, to the job the management will alert discipline him and after that Deduct make a deduction from his salary.

    Finally : I love this forum

    All the best for you.
    I hope you will continue to learn from this forum. As you can see, I have made more amendments in red to your post above. You will find fewer corrections if you follow the rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Use full standard English words (ie, don't use "wanna" or "Wooooooooow").
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 29-Jan-2013 at 14:58.
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    Default Re: The punctuality

    My pleasure

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    Quote Originally Posted by super computer View Post
    My pleasure.
    That is a rather strange thing to say. "[It's] my pleasure" is one of the standard responses to "Thank you".

    Remember to put a full stop at the end of every ​sentence.
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