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    Exclamation How can I ask if I am late?

    Hello dear teachers
    How can I ask if I am late?
    Which one of the following choices is correct ? and if all are wrong, how can I express this question?

    1- How late was I?
    2- How long am I late?
    3- How many hours am I late?
    4- How much am I late?
    5- How long am I late for?

    Thank You In Advance!

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    Re: How can I ask if I am late?

    #1 works and is the best choice.
    #3 works, but hopefully you're not hours late often.

    #4 might be something you'll hear, but I advise against using it in writing.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: How can I ask if I am late?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    #1 works and is the best choice.
    #3 works, but hopefully you're not hours late often.

    #4 might be something you'll hear, but I advise against using it in writing.
    === Thank You Very Much ===

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    Re: How can I ask if I am late?

    If you have just arrived, then "How late am I?"
    If you were late this morning and you wanted to ask the question after lunch (or later), then "How late was I [this morning]?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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