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    Default He's late getting home

    Hiiiiii,

    1.Now a days he gets(is getting) late when he reaches home.The workload is more.

    2.Her marriage is fixed on 15th of this month.Is Ďisí necessary here?if no,please explain why.

    3.You are gumby.Does that mean that Iím a person who doesnít listen to anybody.

    4.Iknow how tricky you are.Don't play foul games with me.
    5. You canít expect me to talk/speak in the same manner all the time.
    6.What are your office timings? Or What are the timings of your office?

    Thank you in advance

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    Default re: He's late getting home

    1. He is late getting home these days as his workload has increased.

    2. Her marriage is fixed for the 15th of this month.
    => main verb = is; fixed = adjective

    3.You are gumby.
    => gumby, someone with little or no co-ordination or common sense and lacks any talent or potential to do anything but [screws] everything up. Urban Dictionary: Gumby

    => gumby /guhm'bee/ n. [from a class of Monty Python characters, poss. with some influence from the 1960s claymation character] 1. An act of minor but conspicuous stupidity, often in `gumby maneuver' or `pull a gumby'. 2. n. A bureaucrat, or other technical incompetent who impedes the progress of real work. 3. adj. Relating to things typically associated with people in sense 2. (e.g. "Ran would be writing code, but Richard gave him gumby work that's due on Friday", or, "Dammit! Travel screwed up my plane tickets. I have to go out on gumby patrol.") gumby - definition from dictionary.die.net


    4. I know how tricky you are. Don't play games with me.

    5. You can't expect me to talk/speak in the same manner all the time.

    6. What are your office hours?

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    Default Re: He's late getting home

    You can also say "his workload is heavier". Example:
    He is late getting home these days as his workload is heavier.
    (Don't bother thanking people in advance. That's what the "Thanks" button is for.)


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    Default Re: He's late getting home

    Is it wrong to say 'office timings'? and is it wrong to use 'on' the 15th of this month instead of 'for' the 15th of this month?
    Last edited by muktha; 15-Jun-2008 at 11:50.

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    Default Re: He's late getting home

    Quote Originally Posted by muktha View Post
    Is it wrong to say 'office timings'?
    Yes. Try, office times.

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    Default Re: He's late getting home

    Is this sentence correct?

    My marriage,fixed for the 15th of May.Can I use it without 'is'?

    Is it wrong to use fixed 'on' the 15th of this month instead of 'for' the 15th of this month?

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    Default Re: He's late getting home

    muktha, it's the start of a good sentence, but not a sentence yet. It needs an end, which requires a verb somewhere. I've added the verb phrase might be postponed:

    Ex: My marriage, [which is] fixed for the 15th of May, might be postponed.
    Note that, [which is] can be omitted.


    Fixed on is incorrect. Try, fixed for or set for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muktha View Post
    Is it wrong to say 'office timings'?
    You could say "office hours".

    Quote Originally Posted by muktha View Post
    and is it wrong to use 'on' the 15th of this month instead of 'for' the 15th of this month?
    Not necessarily, but context might make a difference. (You might want to make a sentence out of that so I can comment further.)


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    My marriage is fixed for the 15th of May.Is this a correct sentence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by muktha View Post
    Is this sentence correct?

    My marriage,fixed for the 15th of May.Can I use it without 'is'?

    Is it wrong to use fixed 'on' the 15th of this month instead of 'for' the 15th of this month?
    You could use scheduled for. Example:
    My marriage, which is scheduled for the 15th of this month, might be postponed.
    Scheduled for, in my opinion, is much better than fixed for.


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