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Does What held you up? mean the same as What took you so long?
Jun 13, 2015 3:48 PM
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Pretty much exactly the same, yes. The TINY difference is that "what held you up" really suggests that someone is late to arrive somewhere and something must have happened to delay them. Whereas "what took you so long" could be about arrival, but could also be about cooking dinner on time, having a long shower, walking from one room to another - anything really. I hope that this helps, Tom
June 13, 2015
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Korean
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin)