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What time is it? (Unit 11)


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What time is it? (Unit 11) #1 (permalink) Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:04 am   What time is it? (Unit 11)
 

What time is it?

9:00
It is nine o’clock.
It is nine.

4:20
It is twenty past four.
It is four twenty.

6:45
It is a quarter to seven.
It is six forty-five.

11:15
It is a quarter past eleven.
It is eleven fifteen.

3:30
It is half past three.
It is three thirty.

9:00 a.m.
It is nine o’clock in the morning.
‘a.m.’ stands for ‘ante meridiem’ which means: before midday


9:00 p.m.
It is nine o’clock in the evening.
‘p.m.’ stands for ‘post meridiem’ which means: after midday


Be careful:
12:00 a.m. : It is midnight.
12:00 p.m. : It is noon.

Exercise:
What time is it?
a) 9:40 a.m. , b) 6:12 p.m. , c) 2:30 p.m. , d) 5:00 a.m. , e) 10.15 a.m. , f) 7:47 p.m.

Any questions? Just ask me - now that you know how to ask them :D

In Unit 12 we are going to learn the weekdays and the months of the year.
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What time is it? (Unit 11) #2 (permalink) Sat Dec 04, 2004 14:32 pm   What time is it? (Unit 11)
 

over here in canada we just say the numbers, so like 9:40 is nine fourty. none of this half past 3 or whatever haha, just say three thirty.
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What's the difference between quarter to and a quarter to #3 (permalink) Mon Jan 24, 2005 20:08 pm   What's the difference between quarter to and a quarter to
 

I sudy English and I have read both, which is correct. Thanks
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What time is it? (Unit 11) #4 (permalink) Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:54 am   What time is it? (Unit 11)
 

Both are correct and you can decide which you like best.
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What time is it? (Unit 11) #5 (permalink) Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:38 am   What time is it? (Unit 11)
 

dear sunny ,,,
It is nine fourty morning.
It is six twelve noon.
It is two thirty noon.
It is five o'clook morning.
It is ten fifteen morning.
It is seven fourty seven evening.
thank you so much
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What time is it? (Unit 11) #6 (permalink) Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:45 pm   What time is it? (Unit 11)
 

sir,why u call 12am as midnight&12pm as noon?
yours sicerly
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What time is it? (Unit 11) #7 (permalink) Fri Jul 18, 2008 13:54 pm   What time is it? (Unit 11)
 

Hi swathi,

I hope this helps:

midnight=middle of the night
noon=midday
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What time is it? (Unit 11) #8 (permalink) Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:25 am   What time is it? (Unit 11)
 

Hello sir,
(a)forty past nine
2 twelve past six
3 half past two
4 five o'clock in the morning
5 quarter past ten
6 forty seven past seven
am i correct sir? please correct me if i'm wrong.
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What time is it? (Unit 11) #9 (permalink) Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:37 am   What time is it? (Unit 11)
 

Hi,

The first 29 minutes go with 'past', then it's 'half past'. After that, it's '29 minutes to', '21 minutes to', '12 minutes to', '2 minutes to' etc
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What time is it? (Unit 11) #10 (permalink) Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:08 am   What time is it? (Unit 11)
 

thanks sir,(a) twenty minutes to ten
(f) thirteen minutes to eight----- now is it correct sir?
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What time is it? (Unit 11) #11 (permalink) Sat Jul 19, 2008 18:05 pm   What time is it? (Unit 11)
 

Hi pqhai,

Yes, now it's correct. But you don't need to call me 'sir', I'm Ralf. Pleased to meet you :)
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hi, #12 (permalink) Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:21 am   hi,
 

hi, Rafi, so happy to hear you.

now i have learned to say time exactly.

when the time is between 1 minutes to 29 i have to use past. like 24 minutes pasted eleven. when the time is 11.30 . i have to say half past eleven. when the time has crossed half past 11. 30. i have to say.

28 minutes to 12 am.

23 minutes to 12. am.

did i get you exactly?
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What time is it? (Unit 11) #13 (permalink) Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:23 am   What time is it? (Unit 11)
 

now i got my spelling mistakes. i wrote 24 minutes pasted elven but it should be 24 minutes past elven.
sorry for the carelessness.
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What time is it? (Unit 11) #14 (permalink) Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:07 am   What time is it? (Unit 11)
 

Hi Xavi,

You got it perfectly right!

Good luck,

Ralf
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What time is it? (Unit 11) #15 (permalink) Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:25 am   What time is it? (Unit 11)
 

hello sir, here are the answers :
twenty to ten
twelve past six
half past two
five o'clock
quarter past ten
thirteen to eight
PLEASE AMEND ME WHERE EVER I AM WRONG
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