Living English Every Day – March 2019

Alternative ways to say “No”

1 March         Not today, thanks.

5 March         I wish I could but…

6 March           Not for me, thanks.

7 March         Apologies, but I can’t make it.

13 March         Sadly I have something else.

14 March         Unfortunately, it’s not a good time.

19 March         I’m not really into it, but thanks for asking!



Four alternatives to express “late”

20 March       Delayed

She’s going to be delayed. The traffic is bad.

27 March         Held up

I’ve been held up by the traffic. I’ll be there in an hour.

28 March         Behind

You’re really behind with that. You should have finished it last week.

29 March         Overdue

His library books were overdue, so he had to pay the fine.