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Telling Time

Many people commit a silly mistake while telling the time. When asked, 'When will you come?', they say, 'Around five and half'. This is not correct. You should say, 'half- past five 'or''five-thirty'. Similarly, you should say, quarter to five, when it is 4.45. or 'four forty five'. or when it is 5.15, you should say 'quarter past five'or 'five fifteen'.

BUT, you could say, 'five and half hours', when you answer questions such as , 'How long does it take to reach Guntur from Hyderabad?' That is a different context.
Published date : 20 Aug 2019 04:54PM

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