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arrive on time

This page is about the collocation arrive on time

collocation pattern: verb + adverb

Meaning

to arrive exactly when expected or scheduled to

For example

  • Did Danny arrive on time, or was he late again?

  • The train arrived at the station right on time.

Note:
In this collocation "on time" functions as an adverb, and related collocations with adverbs include "arrive early" and "arrive late".

Quick Quiz

If the bus arrives on time, it gets there

a. at the scheduled time

b. sooner than it should

c. as soon as possible

Contributor: Matt Errey