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    Until when can you get an auto rickshaw home at night?

    Q: Until when can you get an auto rickshaw home at night?

    A: Auto rickshaws run until metro runs at night and start running when metro starts running.


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    Re: Until when can you get an auto rickshaw home at night?

    The answer is unnecessarily wordy and confusing, and lacking some articles. Just say that you can get an auto-rickshaw when the metro is running or simply give the times, which would make sense and be far easier on the poor listener- from 5 am to 11 pm or something similar would be a far better answer. Your question is OK, but it only requires the closing time- so 11 pm, or whatever the actual time is, would answer the question.

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    Re: Until when can you get an auto rickshaw home at night?

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Q: Until when can you get an auto rickshaw home at night?

    A: Auto rickshaws run when the metro runs.

    Other possibilities:

    They stop the same time as the metro.
    They stop when the metro does.
    They run on the same schedule as the metro.

    Until the same time as the metro.
    They run on the metro's schedule.
    Midnight.



    Please check my sentences.
    Keep it simple and natural!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Until when can you get an auto rickshaw home at night?

    It would be more natural to ask How late/What's the latest I can get an auto-rickshaw? It wouldn't be necessary to mention where you want to take it unless your destination is in an area the drivers don't like to go to.
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    Re: Until when can you get an auto rickshaw home at night?

    I'm sure we've told you many times that "What time ..." is a far better start than anything else when asking about times!

    What time does the first Metro go?
    What time does the last rickshaw leave?
    What time do the trains stop running?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Until when can you get an auto rickshaw home at night?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It would be more natural to ask How late/What's the latest I can get an auto-rickshaw? It wouldn't be necessary to mention where you want to take it unless your destination is in an area the drivers don't like to go to.
    1) What time is the last/first auto-rickshaw?

    2) How late/early can I get an auto-rickshaw home?

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    Re: Until when can you get an auto rickshaw home at night?

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    1) What time is the last/first auto-rickshaw?

    2) How late/early can I get an auto-rickshaw home?
    Both are correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Until when can you get an auto rickshaw home at night?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Keep it simple and natural!
    George Orwell would agree with you completely.

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    Re: Until when can you get an auto rickshaw home at night?

    Vide Tdol's post #2, where he gives precise times of rickshaw operation.

    It's not necessarily helpful to answer the question with '...the same time as the metro', as this could force the questioner to ask 'Well what time does the metro start and stop?'

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