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    Default He went to school late.

    He went to school late.

    Does the above sentence mean He arrived at school late?
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    Default Re: He went to school late.

    That's possible, but my immediate assumption is that he left the house later than normal in order to go to school. He probably arrived at school late as well but that isn't completely clear.
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    Default Re: He went to school late.

    If he 'arrived late' that's what he did. Or, less formally, he 'got to school late'. Or you could use some periphrasis, like 'He was late when he arrived/got to school'. Or, if in Ireland, he was 'late to school'!

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