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## Rewrite

1- I'm going on holiday on the 12th . I have to be back on the 16th
I've got
2- I went to bed at 3 and wake up an hour later .
3- If I leave my house at 8 and go to work I go to work at 9 .
It's only

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## Re: Rewrite

I have got a five day holiday.

I had one only hour sleep.

It is only 2 hours to go to work.

Are these right?

3. ## Re: Rewrite

Originally Posted by mr_moh55555
I have got a five day holiday.
Yes, or "I have a five-day holiday."

I had one only hour sleep. No
I only had one hour's sleep.
I only had one hour of sleep.
or
I had only one hour's sleep.
or
I had one hour's sleep only.

It is only 2 hours to go to work. No.
It is only two hours before I go to work.
There's only two hours to go before I have to go to work.
Are these right?
R.

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## Re: Rewrite

Do we put (are ) before 2 hours or (is)?

Or we say

There is 2 hours.

or

There are 2 hours.

5. ## Re: Rewrite

Originally Posted by mr_moh55555
Do we put (are ) before 2 hours or (is)?
Not Necessarily

Or we say

There is 2 hours.

or

There are 2 hours.
I have written: There's only two hours to go before I have to go to work.
There is two hours to go.
This refers to a period of time.
There is a two-hour period of time.
So, it looks like a plural, but it means one period of time of two hours duration, so "is" is used. You will find this happens occasionally.

A: How much time is left?
B: There is two hours.

A: How many hours are left?
B: There are two hours.

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