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How many ways are there for saying the time? E.g: It's 5:10 1) Is it correct to say: It's Five and ten. ? 2) Is it correct to say: It's Five after ten. ? 3) Is it correct to say: It's Five - ten. ? can I use these 3 options?
26. Jan 2016 11:11
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Richard speaks the truth. But I would add the most common one after "five ten" is simply "ten after five," at least in the United States. There is also a generational shift going on with telling time. Younger people (again in the United States) always say "5 10...5 45 etc" If you say its "quarter til five" most American kids, sadly, will have no idea what you mean.
26. Januar 2016
Only option 3 is correct. "It is five ten." ... means "It is 5:10". Morning or afternoon isn't specified but can be understood from the context. Also here are some other alternatives: "It is ten past five." "It is ten minutes after five." "It is ten minutes after five."
26. Januar 2016
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