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    Overdue/Late/Make it in time

    Hello, teachers.
    Here are the sentences:

    1. I set out four hours before the departure but still was overdue for the plane because of the traffic jams.
    2. I set out four hours before the departure but still was late for the plane because of the traffic jams.
    3. I set out four hours before the departure but didn't still make it in time for the plane because of the traffic jams.

    Please, tell me how I can better express the idea.
    Last edited by Mr.Lucky_One; 13-Apr-2013 at 19:16. Reason: wrong spelling

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    Re: Overdue/Late/Make it in time

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Lucky_One View Post
    Hello, teachers.
    Here are the sentences:

    1. I set out four hours before the departure but still was overdue for the plane because of the traffic jams.
    2. I set out four hours before the departure but still was late for the plane because of the traffic jams.
    3. I set out four hours before the departure but didn't still make it in time for the plane because of the traffic jams.

    Please, tell me how I can better express the idea.
    2 and 3 are OK.

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    Re: Overdue/Late/Make it in time

    3 is OK if you swap the order of "didn't" and "still".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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