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    #1

    is this sentence ok?

    "pls before leaving to the airport check the web page xxx in order to see if the flight has left on time.
    so, u don't have to wait longer than necessary at the airport."

    hi,
    is this sentence ok?
    thanks


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    #2

    Re: is this sentence ok?

    "Before leaving [to go to / for] the airport check the web page xxx in order to see if the flight has left on time.
    This way you will not have to wait longer than necessary at the airport."

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    #3

    Re: is this sentence ok?

    Is it "before leaving the airport" or "before leaving to the airport" ?

    Thanks

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    #4

    Re: is this sentence ok?

    the context is the following:
    my wife is at home waiting the right time to leave and pick me up at the airport.
    she knows what time my flight is supposed to arrive but, before leaving, I would like her to check the time on the Internet just to make sure that there is no delay.
    this would keep her of staying longer than necessary at the airport (what can be extremely boring some times...).
    thanks
    p.s.: is this text OK? how do you say the "arrival time" of an airplane?

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    #5

    Re: is this sentence ok?

    JC, I am not a teacher, and I can't see any error on your text, it sounds OK to ME. I'd say you are doing pretty well so far. Tell me, how long have you been at English study? Can you speak fluently?

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    #6

    Re: is this sentence ok?

    Before leaving for the airport check the webpage xxx to see whether the plane has taken off on time so that you will not have to wait longer than necessary at the airport.

    It sounds ok to me though I am not English native speaker.
    cheers

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    #7

    Re: is this sentence ok?

    "Before leaving for the airport (please) check the webpage xxx to see whether the plane has taken off on time so that you will not have to wait longer than necessary at the airport."

    This sounds fine to me, a native speaker, although I'm not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: is this sentence ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    JC, I am not a teacher, and I can't see any error on your text, it sounds OK to ME. I'd say you are doing pretty well so far. Tell me, how long have you been at English study? Can you speak fluently?
    hi,
    no, my English is not fluent at all and my writing is extremely clumsy.
    unlike most of people think, English is a very complex language and it takes a long time and a lot of effort to get there. the more we try, the closest we get but the only way to actually learn a language is immersing into it.
    regards.

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    #9

    Re: is this sentence ok?

    hi,
    would the right format be "this would keep her from staying longer than necessary at the airport"?
    thanks.


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    Re: is this sentence ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,
    would the right format be "this would keep her from staying longer than necessary at the airport"?
    thanks.
    If you are talking about a formal text, yes.

    But in a text message you can say "This means you won't have to [hang around/wait around at] the airport" - says the same but in an informal way.

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