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    What does this sentence mean? I don't understand it :(

    We're going to be really early if we set off now.

    This is a sentence of a exercise in the internet, so I don't have any context, unfortunately.


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    Dany :D

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    If we set off (= leave the current place to go somewhere eg. for an appointment) now, we're going to be early (= we'll arrive too early, before the expected time eg. at 19:30 while the appointment is at 20:00).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    If we set off (= leave the current place to go somewhere eg. for an appointment) now, we're going to be early (= we'll arrive too early, before the expected time eg. at 19:30 while the appointment is at 20:00).

    FRC
    Thanks a lot :D

    eg. = example ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    eg. = example ?
    Exactly!

    "e.g." (exempli gratia) means "for example"
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