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  • Hi, everyone!

  • 'Late' is a very useful word.

  • Find out why on this English In A Minute.

  • The most common meaning of late is

  • 'after the correct time'.

  • It can go before a noun as an adjective.

  • I had a late breakfast so I took the late train.

  • Or it can modify a verb as an adverb.

  • I arrived late to class because the train came late.

  • And don't forget, you can be 'late for' something.

  • I'm going to be late for my own wedding!

  • 'Late' can also mean 'near the end of a period of time'.

  • We didn't go to bed until late at night.

  • We often talk about periods in history this way.

  • The internet was invented in the late 20th century.

  • You can also combine 'late' with 'of' to mean 'recently'.

  • I've been using the internet a lot of late.

  • Finally,

  • 'late' can be used to refer to a person who has died

  • usually recently.

  • Look at the time! I've got to go! I'm late!

  • Not dead!

Hi, everyone!

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A2 US train minute adverb modify adjective noun

6 ways to use 'late': what does 'late' mean? - English In A Minute

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    Courtney Shih posted on 2019/12/12
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