Mary: [color=blue]Peter! Look at the time! It’s a quarter to twelve. What have you done since breakfast? Nothing! You’ve been in that armchair reading the paper the whole morning. Meanwhile I‘ve been very busy. I‘ve vacuumed the floors, and I‘ve taken a shower already. Come on! Get ready at once!. We must be at The Red Bird in a quarter of an hour.
‘The Red Bird’ is a bar.
a) Why does Mary tell Peter to get ready at once?
b) Why does Mary tell Peter, ‘Get ready at once’?
Because they have to be at The Red Bird in a quarter on an hour.
Thanks in advance.