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  1. Volcano1985's Avatar
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    #1

    Be Late or Become Late

    Come to my office before it's late

    Come to my office before it becomes late


    Which is ok ?

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    #2

    Smile Re: Be Late or Become Late

    I am afraid there's no "become late", "to be" + "late" sounds better:

    He's notorious for beeing late.

    Come in before it's too late!

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    Re: Be Late or Become Late

    Or '... before it gets late'. "Get" has the advantage of conveying the idea of becoming, which - as marciobarbalho says - doesn't collocate with 'late'.

    b

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