Saki
The other day I went to the office for the first time in a week. Since I had a meeting starting from 9 AM, I left home around 7:15 in order not to be late for the meeting. However, when I reached the station, the announcement board said that the train I would take delayed, and I had to wait for 40 minutes. JR (Japanese train company) offered free ride of the other train company to the destination for people who had a commuter pass or a ticket. People made line to take certification paper which is necessary to get the free ride. I joined the line without thinking much, waited for a couple of minutes, then I realized that I didn't have either a ticket or a commuter pass. I left the line and headed for other company's platform. After all I arrived at the office at 9:05 and was late for the meeting.
Feb 25, 2021 1:04 PM
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The other day I went to the office for the first time in a week. Since I had a meeting starting at 9 AM, I left home around 7:15 in order not to be late for the meeting. However, when I reached the station, the announcement board said that the train I would take was delayed, and I had to wait for 40 extra/more minutes. JR (Japanese train company) offered a free ride with the other train company to the destination for people who had a commuter pass or a ticket. People made a line to get a certificate which was necessary to get the free ride. I joined the line without thinking much, waited for a couple of minutes, then realized that I didn't have either a ticket or a commuter pass. I left the line and headed for another company's platform. After all that, I arrived at the office at 9:05 and was late for the meeting.
I'm suggesting you say 'extra/more' to indicate how much longer you had to wait. Maybe you were going to wait 30 minutes anyway, so an extra 10 minutes wouldn't be so bad, but if it was a full 40 minutes of delay, that's bad! All in all, this is a really wonderful piece of writing. Great job :)
Mar 4, 2021 9:35 PM
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Saki
Language Skills
English, Japanese, Spanish
Learning Language
English, Spanish