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    • Join Date: Dec 2008
    • Posts: 440
    #1

    Smile we all came except for you.

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    A: Sorry I couldn't make the meeting that day. Did you guys all come there?

    B:ⓐ Yes, we all came except for you.
    ⓑYes, we all came other than you.
    ⓒ?

    A: Sorry, can we make a meeting again?

    B: When are you availble?

    A: ⓐHow about next week this day.
    ⓑHow about this day next week.
    ⓒHow about today next week.
    ⓓ?


    B: What time?

    A: ⓐSame time as now.
    ⓑ?


    • Join Date: Aug 2009
    • Posts: 1,131
    #2

    Re: we all came except for you.

    This is US informal conversation:

    A: Sorry I couldn't make the meeting that day. Did you guys all come there?
    > "come" does not match "there."
    "Sorry I couldn't make the meeting. Were you guys all there?"

    B:ⓐ Yes, we all came except for you.
    ⓑYes, we all came other than you.
    ⓒ?
    "Yup. Everyone was there but you."- or -
    "Yup. We were all there but you."


    A: Sorry, can we make a meeting again?
    > "make" a meeting is non-standard English, but it might be in common use in some industries or locations (New York, maybe, or Hollywood)
    "Sorry. Can we set up another meeting?"

    B: When are you availble?
    > "available" is misspelled.
    "When are you available?"

    A: ⓐHow about next week this day.
    ⓑHow about this day next week.
    ⓒHow about today next week.
    ⓓ?

    "How about a week from today?"

    B: What time?
    (fine)

    :ⓐ :Same time as now.
    (This is fine)
    You might also say
    "How about the same time as now?"
    - or-
    "How about 10 am?"


    • Join Date: Dec 2008
    • Posts: 440
    #3

    Smile Re: we all came except for you.

    Many thank you for your help.

    Can I ask one more?


    A: When did we last meet? Do you remember?

    B: ⓐIt was a week ago from today.
    ⓑThis day a week ago.
    ⓒ?


    • Join Date: Aug 2009
    • Posts: 1,131
    #4

    Re: we all came except for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Many thank you for your help.

    Can I ask one more?


    A: When did we last meet? Do you remember?

    B: ⓐIt was a week ago from today.
    ⓑThis day a week ago.
    ⓒ?
    "A week ago today."
    "It was a week ago today."

    You might say, "This day last week."


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