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    correct in formal English?

    Hi,

    Is the following sentence correct in standard formal English?


    "Late is better than never"



    Thanks for the reply

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    Re: correct in formal English?

    Quote Originally Posted by jchtse View Post
    Hi,

    Is the following sentence correct in standard formal English?


    "Late is better than never"



    Thanks for the reply
    Not really.

    The saying is: Better late than never.

    Formal English might be: It is better to arrive late than never to arrive.

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