What is the different between "late for" and "late at".
I was in a business meeting outside the work place (let's say at a restaurant), and it took time, so I late on my friends daily gathering. The next day my friend phoned me and said: "we expected to see you, where were you yesterday?", What should I reply?
- I was late for work.
- I was late at work.
I'm used to understanding them as following:
When someone late on appointment or scheduled time:
My colleague was late for work yesterday because of an accident .
When someone late inside a place after the normal time of leaving.
I had a lot of tasks yesterday, So I was late at work.