In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I had some dealings with him, and to my amazement, he never agreed to a discount and was always punctual in meeting delivery deadlines.
- Ragweed hay fever has a short, punctuated, and punctual season.
- In the report inspectors recognised the problems we have with poor accommodation and punctual starts to lessons arising from this.
- We remain committed to delivering punctual and reliable services.
- I'm a very punctual person - I just can't stand being late for anything.
- The local Reserve Defence Forces drawn from D-Company of the 10th infantry battalion, got the eagerly awaited parade off to a punctual start on the stoke of 2.30 pm.
- She worked for some time in St. Joseph's Convent of Mercy and is remembered as a very punctual and reliable member of staff, with a pleasant personality and outlook.
- During a four-week period ending on July 25, 84.4 percent of trains run by First Great Western were punctual compared to 73.8 per cent in August last year.
- While they are super-fast, comfortable, punctual and convenient, the Shinkansen trains are not cheap.
- Schools with best practices have teachers who are punctual, stay on after school hours to prepare for the next day's work and interact with students in a friendly manner.
- He used be punctual for the rehearsals and I had to think a hundred times before telling him anything,’ said Farah.
- Each of them shows up obediently at my room to be interviewed in turn, like hopeful job applicants - punctual and personable, indulging in nothing heavier than coffee.
- Customers have a right to expect a punctual train service and at Midland Mainline that is what we are working extremely hard to provide following a number of months of disruption on the rail network.
- She looks at her watch and says, ‘Good, you are very punctual.’
- Martin is not the greatest of administrators, and he isn't punctual, but he doesn't bother about things like that.
- Hungarians have learnt to be more punctual and correct in our relations, being more influenced by the west,’ she said.
- Shanghai began to use its new digital radar control system October 15, on its air route to Japan's Fukuoka, to guarantee the safety of flights and their punctual take-off and landing.
- Midland Mainline managing director Paul Bunting said the firm was making ‘the best fist’ of the situation as it could, and was committed to providing punctual and high-quality services.
- Mrs Ronayne, 29, from Old Town, said: ‘Rosie was due today, so is very punctual.’
- Our trains are much more punctual and people are a lot happier, the old nickname seems to be gradually disappearing altogether.
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