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    Mister Nutty is offline Member
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    Default Wondering If there are some more ways to say this.

    Hi,

    Are there any other ways to say this?

    I will just be there.

    Until now, I know only these:

    I will just be along/there.

    I will be along/there shortly.

    I will be along/there in a minute or two.

    I wonder if could know some more ways of articulating this.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Wondering If there are some more ways to say this.

    I'll be with you soon
    I'll be with you shortly


    I will just be there says "I will only be there". The sentence: "I will be there in just a minute" tells you there is time involved. On the other hand, I will just be along is ok.

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    Default Re: Wondering If there are some more ways to say this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I'll be with you soon
    I'll be with you shortly


    I will just be there says "I will only be there". The sentence: "I will be there in just a minute" tells you there is time involved. On the other hand, I will just be along is ok.
    Thank you so much for your reply.

    I don't understand why "there" and "along" mean connate differently there. I don't think I will EVER be able to get these subtle differences until I fly to an English country and learn English at a language school there. And I think this is why my English sounds terrible most of the time. Can you give me suggestions on how to improve my language skills?

    By the way, does "soon" there mean the same as "shortly"? Could I also say "in a little while"?

    Thanks once more.

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