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In this lesson, we will tell you about how to ask for more time from someone.
Frank: So Tracy, have you prepared the project report for NC Enterprise?
Tracy: I’ve been meaning to talk to you about that. I’d really like an extension on the deadline.
Frank: But you’ve already had a week. Why do you want an extension?
Tracy: Well, I’ve been having some problems with my computer.
Frank: I’m not looking for any excuses here. I need the report by the deadline.
Tracy: I know, and I sincerely apologize for the delay.
Frank: I want the report on time Tracy. I’m not going to put it off any longer. I don’t know how you’ll do it, but do it.
Tracy: I’ll certainly do my best, Frank.
Suzie: Where is your Science project, Nash?
Nash: I haven't brought it today, Ms. Suzie.
Suzie: Why not? Didn't you know today was the last day to hand it in?
Nash: My report is still incomplete. I’ll need some more time for submission.
Suzie: May I know the reason for the delay?
Nash: I wasn’t well for the past three weeks, Ms. Suzie. I’ve brought a medical certificate.
Suzie: Oh! How much time do you need to complete your report?
Nash: Maybe a week or so.
Suzie: Ok. I’ll give you one more week. But you will have to submit the medical certificate to the administration department.
Nash: Thank you. I’ll submit it right now.
Suzie: Hey Frank. How have you been?
Frank: I’m good Suzie. How come you are here today?
Suzie: I wanted to have an important discussion with you.
Frank: Is it really important? I have a meeting in half an hour.
Suzie: It won’t take much time. I just wanted to ask you about your decision on relocating to San Francisco.
Frank: Suzie, I haven’t made a decision about that yet. I need some more time.
Suzie: The deadline to submit the paperwork is two weeks from now. How much more time would you need?
Frank: I know it’s important for you. But, you should understand that it will also be a huge step for me and my career.
Suzie: I do understand. Take your time. I’ll wait for your final decision.
Frank: Thanks Suzie. I’ll let you know by the end of this week.