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I have a question about the sentence above. Is it correct to say “It has only been today that my laptop has arrived and that’s why.....”? I want to say that, for example, my laptop has arrived today and this is why I couldn’t do something.

Thank you

  • Colloquially idiomatic is 'My laptop only arrived today', though this will probably jar with someone unfamiliar with the expression. Look up "only arrived" in a Google search. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 6 '18 at 11:31
  • It's "legal" but a hair awkward. – Hot Licks Apr 6 '18 at 12:22
  • "It is only today that..." – Kate Bunting Apr 7 '18 at 9:00
  • What you wrote will almost certainly be understood without comment by most listeners. What you prolly meant was “My lap-top only arrived today, as Edwin suggested. Kate’s “only today that” is another legitimate option but it’s extremely formal and unlikely to be heard outside a court of law. – Robbie Goodwin Apr 7 '18 at 18:13

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