Heidi
Are these both ok?In France you’re expected to arrive 15 minuets later than announced/appointed time Thanks
Oct 15, 2018 12:00 PM
Answers · 5
Not quite. 'In France, you're expected to arrive 15 minutes late', would be more than acceptable. If you want to add more information you could say '~15 minutes later than agreed' Your sentences aren't necessarily incorrect, people would understand, but nobody would say it like that.
October 15, 2018
Ellis's suggestions are all correct, however they imply that your original sentences were correct and that nobody would say it like that, neither of which is true. You should use 'minutes', not 'minuets', and 'before THE appointed/agreed time'. With these corrections, your original text is perfectly OK - I would use your wording to sound serious and authoritative about French culture. Ellis rephrased it more informally, as if you might be joking about French habits, presumably on the basis that nobody would ever be serious about them.
October 15, 2018
I saw it on a website. Maybe they are supposed to arrive a bit later. What do you think
October 15, 2018
Heidi, it means everyone is 15 minutes late in France?? 15 minutes late is normal? Really?...it seems strange.
October 15, 2018
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