2016/02/06

When on earth will he be able to come back?

I got a message from my husband this morning.

He said they missed the connecting flight and it turned out that they missed the flight to Japan because they took too much time to take a security check of their baggage.

They could catch the next domestic flight, but the flight to Japan has not been able to leave the US because some troubles were found on the aircraft.

They have already been kept waiting in an airplane for nearly five hours!

This should not happen!

If I were there, I couldn't put up with being kept waiting for such a long time.

My husband and I have been exchanging messages since 5am.

Thanks to iPad, I can know his current situation.

He said he was hungry because he ate only two small bags of peanuts.

Oh poor my husband!

My children and I planned to pick him up at the airport, but we will not have to do that because he may not be able to come back today.

They looked forward to going to the airport and seeing him, so they will be disappointed to hear that.

But the safty is more important.

If he can't come home today, I will have to ask my parents to come tomorrow because I have work tomorrow.

Actually I also go to work today and my parents will come and take care of my children.

Anyway, I really hope he will be able to come home safely.



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5 件のコメント:

  1. Indeed, flight troubles can be a source of stress for families! I had difficulties with my US-bound flight last year.

    Anyway, we enjoyed reading your blog! :D Our email is team@seancoman.com.... I would love to have the opportunity to talk to you in private!

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment!

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  2. Hello Kumi-san,

    It must be very frustrating to have to deal with airline travel when the airlines don't properly prepare for problems that can happen.

    Here is a list of some of the issues found with the post:

    This line:
    He said they missed the connecting flight and it turned out that they missed the flight to Japan because they took too much time to take a security check of their baggages.

    Should be:
    He said they missed the connecting flight and it turned out that they missed the flight to Japan because they took too much time to take a security check of their baggage.

    Reason: Even though there are multiple sets of baggage you use the singular version in this case.

    For example:

    My colleagues left their baggage on the plane.

    Even though there are multiple sets of baggage when referring to it you almost always used the singular of baggage.

    This line:
    They have been already kept waiting in an airplane for nearly five hours!

    Should be:
    They have already been kept waiting in the airplane for nearly five hours!

    This line:
    It can't be!

    Should be:
    This should not happen!

    Or:
    This should not be!

    This line:
    My children and I planned to pick him up to the airport, but we will not have to do that because he may not be able to come back today.

    Should be:
    My children and I planned to pick him up at the airport, but we will not have to do that because he may not be able to come back today.

    This line:
    But the safty is the most important.

    Should be:
    But the safety is more important.

    This line:
    Actually I also go to work today and my parents come and take care of my children.

    Should be:
    Actually I also will go to work today and my parents will come and take care of my children.

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    1. Hello Terry.
      Thank you for another corrections.
      I didn't know that baggage is an uncountable noun.
      Thank you for your detail explanation!

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    2. Hi Kumi-san,

      Yes in general (but not always) baggage is used in singular form even when referring to multiple sets of baggage.

      There are occasions where the plural version can be used specifically when the abbreviated form is used "bags".

      For example this sounds odd:
      The baggages were in the living room.

      But this sounds ok:
      The bags were in the living room.

      More examples:
      The bags were collected by the airport staff.
      The bags were checked in by the hotel manager.
      The bags were heavy.
      I had many bags to check in.

      In general if you find yourself wanting to use Baggages then you can almost always use Bags. Bags is almost always going to sound correct when Baggages will not.

      Weather Baggages is grammatically incorrect I am not certain but I think it's probably grammatically correct, it just sounds very odd.

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