[General] Overdue/Late/Make it in time

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Mr.Lucky_One

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Hello, teachers.
Here are the sentences:

1. I set out four hours before the departure but still was overdue for the plane because of the traffic jams.
2. I set out four hours before the departure but still was late for the plane because of the traffic jams.
3. I set out four hours before the departure but didn't still make it in time for the plane because of the traffic jams.

Please, tell me how I can better express the idea.
 
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bhaisahab

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Hello, teachers.
Here are the sentences:

1. I set out four hours before the departure but still was overdue for the plane because of the traffic jams.
2. I set out four hours before the departure but still was late for the plane because of the traffic jams.
3. I set out four hours before the departure but didn't still make it in time for the plane because of the traffic jams.

Please, tell me how I can better express the idea.

2 and 3 are OK.
 

emsr2d2

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3 is OK if you swap the order of "didn't" and "still".
 
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