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    Question on 'missed'

    Hi Teachers,
    Could you tell me if all the given options are appropriate for the underlined word?
    They missed the beginning because they arrived at the cinema ten minutes late.

    a) arrived too late at
    b) arrived too late for
    c) were not present at

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Question on 'missed'

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi Teachers,
    Could you tell me if all the given options are appropriate for the underlined word?
    They missed the beginning because they arrived at the cinema ten minutes late.

    a) arrived too late at
    b) arrived too late for
    c) were not present at

    Thanks in advance
    Only c) is acceptable IMO. b) is possible but I don't like the repetition of "arrived".

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    Re: Question on 'missed'

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Only c) is acceptable IMO. b) is possible but I don't like the repetition of "arrived".
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply.
    If that is in your and 5jj's opinion, I'll take it without a doubt.

    Best,
    L54

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