Student or Learner
Mel usually arrives at the office in time. Today they have a meeting and she hasn,t arrived yet. Her colleague Liz calls her to see what the problem is.
Liz: Mel! It's me, Liz, here. Why aren't you here at the meeting?
Liz: I think you should at least have phoned us.
What is the meaning of "here" and "at least"?
Here- at work; the combination with 'at the meeting'; serves to emphasise that it something more important than simply going to work as normal
At least- This is the minimum you should have done to help