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Old February 20, 2011, 01:30 PM
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... estaba para salir [some countries] = ... estaba por salir [a lot of countries]

... I was "on the verge" of going out (walking)

es para el lunes = is due (next) Monday
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Old February 20, 2011, 06:48 PM
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@Lou Ann: (a time) o'clock = (hora) en punto
I'm not sure what you're correcting here.... "en punto" means "exactly 4:00", right?
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Old February 20, 2011, 09:12 PM
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I'm not sure what you're correcting here.... "en punto" means "exactly 4:00", right?
Correct. "on the dot"
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Old February 20, 2011, 09:24 PM
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I'm not sure what you're correcting here.... "en punto" means "exactly 4:00", right?

Sorry but the correction is correct in Punto in an idiom in Spanish.

En punto de las 9 de la noche te espero en mi casa.
O' clock nine of nigh I see you in my house.

Son las 8 en punto.
It's eight clock.

I wait some correction for me.

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Old February 21, 2011, 04:31 PM
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Sorry but the correction is correct in Punto in an idiom in Spanish.

En punto de las 9 de la noche te espero en mi casa.
O' clock nine of nigh I see you in my house.
I expect you at my house tonight at 9 o'clock sharp.
I expect to see you at my house tonight at 9 o'clock on the dot.

Son las 8 en punto.
It's eight clock.
It's eight o'clock on the dot.

I wait some correction for me.

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Old February 22, 2011, 02:24 AM
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Is "on the dot" used in BrEnglish?
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Old February 22, 2011, 03:01 AM
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Is "on the dot" used in BrEnglish?
Yes, it sounds very English to me.
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Old February 22, 2011, 03:09 AM
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I would say it, too....
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Old February 22, 2011, 04:37 AM
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OK, thank you.
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The taxi arrived just as I was about to go on foot.

The first is obvious, but the second one is more subtle.
This suggests that I intended to walk to the destination for which the taxi was required. Going for a walk does not suggest a definite destination.
Going for a walk just as the taxi arrived would be a mere coincidence.

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