You're visiting another city. You can't afford to stay in a hotel, so you call a friend who lives there. After explaining your situation, you say this to ask if you can stay at your friend's apartment.
You flew to another city recently. You brought two suitcases, but you were only allowed to carry on one. The airline charged you $25 for the other one. You're angry because that used to be free. You're complaining to a friend about it.
“When you factor in the time it takes to travel to and from the airport, it's almost a 24-hour trip.”
You often have to fly from Korea to the east coast of the U.S. for work. The flight is very long. You're complaining about how long it is to a colleague and you explain to him this.
You're at a meeting at work. Your group has asked someone from another group, Jay, to make improvements to a computer program that your group uses. He hasn't done it yet, but you want to make sure he does it. You're telling one of your employees t...