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    beachboy is offline Key Member
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    Don't wait for me if I'm late

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    He said "Don't wait for me if I'm late"

    a) He told me not to wait for him if he's late.
    b) He told me not to wait for him if he was late.
    c) He told me not to wait for him if he were late.


    Are the three sentences above right?

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    Re: Don't wait for me if I'm late

    You'll hear all three. a) is probably more likely is he hasn't yet been late (ie the expected time of meeting has not arrived yet). I prefer b) or c) in most circumstances.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Aug-2017 at 17:04.
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