Unformatted text preview: e two o’clock in the afternoon; 6 a.m. is six
o’clock in the morning.
Here are some useful expressions related to time:
— What time is it? - It’s 11 p.m.
— Do you have the time? - Yes, it’s 12 noon.
— What time should I arrive? - Around 3 p.m.
— How much time will it take? - No more than 20 minutes.
When referring to 12:00 at night, you can say midnight. When referring to 12:00 during the day, you can say
Here are some examples of how to express time in English:
— If it’s 10:15 you could say either
It’s quarter past (after) ten.
OR: It’s ten fifteen.
— If it’s 5:30, you could say either
It’s half past five.
OR: It’s five thirty.
— If it’s 8:45, you could say either
It’s quarter till nine.
OR: It’s eight forty-five.
For all other times, simply list the hour first, then the number of minutes:
It’s 3:25 = It’s three twenty-five.
It’s 10:35 = It’s ten thirty-five
OR: It’s twenty-five till eleven.
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