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    #1

    Late or later

    Hi guys,

    Please check,

    "We were assigned work one hour late" or "we were assigned work one hour later than yesterday"

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    Re: Late or later

    It's not clear what you mean.

    We were told to come to work one hour later than usual.
    We were told we would have to work an extra hour.

    One of those?
    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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    #3

    Re: Late or later

    "He reached office later than usual time / in comparison to yesterday". It works as "earlier".

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    Re: Late or later

    He got to the office later today than usual.
    He got to the office later today than [he did] yesterday.
    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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    #5

    Re: Late or later

    To Tufguy: what does that have to do with "assigned"?

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