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    Smile I want to say my dad let me go out quickly to catch him.

    Hello everyone,

    How would I say in proper English "I was preparing my luggage to travel to Spain when my dad came early and let me get out too quickly to catch him, or he would leave me. So I forget almost everything"?
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: I want to say my dad let me go out quickly to catch him.

    I can only guess at the meaning. Did your father make you leave earlier than you wanted because he was giving you a lift? If you had not gone with him when he arrived earlier than expected, would he have left without you?

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    Re: I want to say my dad let me go out quickly to catch him.

    Exactly! He should have been earlier but he suddenly called telling me I must get out then if I wanted to go with him.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: I want to say my dad let me go out quickly to catch him.

    "He should have been there earlier" doesn't make sense with the rest of the context.

    If you were expecting him at 2pm and he arrived at 1.45pm and said "You must come now if you want to come with me" it would make sense. If that was the case, then you were expecting him to come later​ than he did.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I want to say my dad let me go out quickly to catch him.

    I haven't replied nor have I liked your post in order to find the word by myself, and luckily I pulled it off. I guess it should be "my dad hurried me up, or he would leave away without me"
    Last edited by saloom2; 30-Apr-2013 at 21:50.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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