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    I used to be punctual.

    I used to be punctual. But the other day, I have been transferred to a far governorate. I will not show up on time the next meeting. I will be two hours late.


    I am not sure whether punctual correctly used.

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    Re: I used to be punctual.

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I used to be punctual ​but the other day, I have been was transferred to a far governorate (this is not an English word). I will not show up on time for the next meeting. I will be two hours late.


    I am not sure whether punctual was correctly used.
    You've used "punctual" correctly but your piece doesn't make sense. What difference does it make to your punctuality that you've been transferred somewhere else. If you're going to be two hours late for every meeting, you're not going to keep your job for long. Also, it's "The other day, I was transferred to ...". Remember that if you're transferred somewhere, it means that that is now your permanent place of work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I used to be punctual.

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I used to be punctual, but I'm not now. the other day, I have been I was recently transferred to a far-off governorate, so I will not show up on time at the next meeting. I will be two hours late.
    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I am not sure whether "punctual" was correctly used above.
    See corrections.

    [cross-posted with emsr2d2]

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    #4

    Re: I used to be punctual.

    It is just the next meeting. I will not meet my teacher noontime (any more/anymore). I was not only transferred, I was shifted.

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    Re: I used to be punctual.

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    It is just the next meeting. I will not meet my teacher ​at noontime (any more/anymore). I was not only transferred, I was shifted.
    I'm a little confused now. What does your teacher have to do with it? I assumed that the "governorate" (bear in mind that this is not an English word) was the location of the meeting. I now think the meeting is with your teacher but on the day of that meeting you are going to be working a long way away so the meeting with your teacher is not possible. Is that the situation?
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    Re: I used to be punctual.

    The situation is: (1) I was transfered. (2) I was shifted (I used to work in the morning. I do not now. I work at noon). I want to tell him that there is a problem with managing my time.

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    Re: I used to be punctual.

    So at the time of the meeting you are supposed to be somewhere else? You can explain that there is a scheduling conflict. You have told your supervisor, haven't you?

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    Re: I used to be punctual.

    I have not told him yet. But I will write him that there is a scheduling conflict. Do not expect me to show up on time.

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    Re: I used to be punctual.

    Note that "Do not expect me to show up on time" is a very blunt, dismissive and downright rude thing to say. I suggest you find a more diplomatic way of telling him.
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    #10

    Re: I used to be punctual.

    How about:

    Please do not expect me to turn up on time./I might not show up on time.

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