Hello Alan, Mister Micawber, Beeesneees, Mordant, Esl_Expert and other native English speakers,
“I was late for work, by the time I arrived the client had already left.”
Is this sentence fine as it is?
“I was late for work. By the time I arrived the client had already left.”
“I was late for work, so the client had already left by the time I arrived.”
Are these two sentences good?