A Bad Day: The Causative

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I couldn’t  the children to school, because she had already arranged to  that morning before work.

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When I arrived at the office, I found that my assistant hadn’t been able to my letters. That was the end. I decided I had had enough.

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I should have  long ago, but somehow I never had the time. My wife started complaining again when she saw me struggling with the cooker that I can never .

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Then, they  them eggs for breakfast, which took quite long, because our cooker is not in perfect order.

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Having to make the kids get up that early , but as you can see, I couldn’t help it. Of course, they weren’t very happy, to say the least.

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We were running short of time and I had to  their breakfast in a hurry.

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The weather forecast warned us that it would be cold so I  two pullovers.

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It just , but it didn’t improve anything. Then I spilt some hot oil on my hand, which  round the kitchen, cursing and banging on everything.

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We were running twenty minutes behind schedule when we left the house. In the car, Tony asked me if I had . This might  that I’m a careless father, but I hadn’t.

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I told him that I had  to the watchmaker’s, but it wouldn’t be ready till Friday.

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But only till the next corner, where I  by a police car. They  a breath test and fined me for speeding.

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I had to take my car to the garage .

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Then Jenny tried to  faster because she enjoys speed. We were late anyway, so I obliged.

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Yesterday I had a really bad day. I  at half past five, because I had to leave home early.

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I simply  me a cup of coffee and told her to  for that day. I sat down to my coffee and spent the rest of the morning reading the papers.

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Jenny couldn’t find her favourite blue pullover and it . I  the whole wardrobe upside down to find it, but of course it was no good.

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