lateness / delay

Wizy

Senior Member
France & French
Bonjour,

Quelle est la difference entre delay et lateness? Il m est difficile de la saisir. Le 2 exprime le retard comment les utiliser? Merci.

Ex :
Sorry for my lateness.
Or
Sorry for my delay.

Help
 
  • wildan1

    Moderando ma non troppo (French-English, CC Mod)
    Hello Wizy,

    In your example, both are possible.

    More generally:
    Lateness is a description of being late--whether specific or general.
    Delay is specific to one event or situation. This flight will have a two-hour delay.
     
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