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TIME EXPRESSION

 

  1. Asking the time
  2. Time expression
  3. Time of the day

 

1. ASKING THE TIME 

What's the time?

It's one o'clock.

 

What time is it?

It's ten past two.

 

Could you tell me the time, please?

Yes of course, it's ten past two.

 

Excuse me, what's the time please?

It's about quarter pas three.

 

Do you know the time?

Yes, I do. It's two o'clock.

 

 

2. TIME EXPRESSION

 

6:00
It's six o'clock
6:05
It's five past six
6:10
It's ten past six
6:15
It's quarter past six
6:20
It's twenty past six
6:25
It's twenty-five past six
6:30
It's half past six
6:35
It's twenty-five to seven
6:40
It's twenty to seven
6:45
It's quarter to seven
6:50
It's ten to seven
6:55
It's five to seven
7:00
It's seven o'clock

 

We usually use the 12-hour system in English.

We use:

a.m. (am) for the morning

p.m. (pm) for the afternoon and night

 

3am = three o'clock in the morning

3pm = three o'clock in the afternoon

 

 

REMEMBER

 

We use "past" to say times after the hour until half past.

We use "to" to say times before the hour from 32 until the full hour.