What time is it? / What’s the time?
Could you tell me the time please? – more polite
Say the minutes first and then the hour. (Minutes + PAST/ TO+Hour)
For minutes 1-30 we use PAST after the minutes.
For minutes 31-59 we use TO after the minutes.
5:00 It’s five o’clock.
5:05 It’s five past five.
5:10 It’s ten past five.
5:15 It’s a quarter past five.
5:30 It’s half past five.
5:35 It’s twenty-five to six.
5:40 It’s twenty to six.
5:45 It’s a quarter to six.
12:00 It’s twelve o’clock./ It’s midday/noon.
24:00 It’s midnight.
We use AT+ TIME when giving the specific time of a specific event.
e.g.: The meeting starts at one o’clock.
e.g.: The bus leaves at twenty to seven o’clock.
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