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Let's picture this situation:
I live in France but I had to fly to England on a business trip. On my way back to France, I got stucked at the airport because of a snowstorm. I call my father in France and this is an example of the conversation we have had:
Dad: Hey, what happened? Is the flight late? Has it been delayed?
Me: No dad, there's a snowstorm and lots of flights have been delayed. I don't know
when this situation is going to clear up (Question 1: Is the future correct here?
Question 2: Is "clear up" correct in this context?)
Dad: Ok, Do you have enough money with you?
Me: Yes dad, don't worry about that.
Dad: Are you ok now? When do you think you'll get back?
Me: I don't know dad, but don't worry, I'll figure it out. (Question 3: In this
sentence, "figure out" is a synonym of "work out", isn't it? That means that I'm going to find a solution to sort this problem out. Is this correct?
Question 4: Could I replace "figure out" with "to get by" in this context? If I can't what would the difference be?)
Thanks very much for your help.
2. You have a lot of comma splices. Also okay in speech (since you can't see punctuation) but also something to fix in writing.
3. You need to answer "yes" to "has the flight been delayed?" It was indeed delayed.
4. Either OK or Okay but not "ok"
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.