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    before leaving again

    Which are correct:

    1-She gets home from the office at five thrity and has half an hour before leaving again for her yoga class.


    2-She gets home from the office at five thrity and has half an hour before leaving again, for her yoga class.

    3-She gets home from the office at five thrity and has half an hour before leaving again, this time for her yoga class.



    I think 1 implies that she has already left her home once for her yoga class before six o'clock and at six she leaves her home for the yoga class a second time. That is not the intended meaning. She goes to her yoga class once a day.

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    Navi.

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    Re: before leaving again

    I don't think it's so clearcut- people tend to go for the more obvious meaning, which is the intended one. 3 puts the matter beyond doubt, but I think many would take the intended meaning from the first.

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