# Is this usuage correct?

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• 03-Jun-2008, 10:17
muktha
Is this usuage correct?
hiiii,

when I asked my friend to visit home,she said 'I will make a flying visit'.what does that actually mean?does that mean she will make an immediate visit without any announcement.

ritenow the UAE time is 12.00 PM and the Indian time is 1.30 PM.there is 1.5 hrs difference.if someone wants to know the time difference, should the question be like 'what is the time difference between UAE and India?'is that sentence correct?

whether the answer like ' Indian time is 1.5 hrs ahead of UAE time' correct? Is it time or timing?

when the answer to what is the time is 'Quarter to 9'.does that mean 9.15 or 8.45?if this usuage is correct and if it is 9.15.what is the usuage for 8.45?

• 03-Jun-2008, 10:34
new2grammar
Re: Is this usuage correct?
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Originally Posted by muktha
hiiii,

when I asked my friend to visit home,she said 'I will make a flying visit'.what does that actually mean?does that mean she will make an immediate visit without any announcement.

ritenow the UAE time is 12.00 PM and the Indian time is 1.30 PM.there is 1.5 hrs difference.if someone wants to know the time difference, should the question be like 'what is the time difference between UAE and India?'is that sentence correct?

whether the answer like ' Indian time is 1.5 hrs ahead of UAE time' correct? Is it time or timing?

when the answer to what is the time is 'Quarter to 9'.does that mean 9.15 or 8.45?if this usuage is correct and if it is 9.15.what is the usuage for 8.45?

1. 'I will make a flying visit'>> you are right it means surprise visit without informing.

2. 'what is the time difference between UAE and India?>>>correct.

3. Indian time is 1.5 hrs ahead of UAE time' >>>you can say India is 1.5 hours ahead of Dubai

4. 'Quarter to 9'>>>It means 8:45
• 03-Jun-2008, 10:48
rj1948
Re: Is this usuage correct?
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Originally Posted by new2grammar
1. 'I will make a flying visit'>> you are right it means surprise visit without informing.

2. 'what is the time difference between UAE and India?>>>correct.

3. Indian time is 1.5 hrs ahead of UAE time' >>>you can say India is 1.5 hours ahead of Dubai

4. 'Quarter to 9'>>>It means 8:45

Flying visit- A short and quick visit.
Quarte to nine-8.45.
rj1948.
• 03-Jun-2008, 13:12
muktha
Re: Is this usuage correct?
thanks
what is the usuage for 9.15?
• 03-Jun-2008, 13:17
rj1948
Re: Is this usuage correct?
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Originally Posted by muktha
thanks
what is the usuage for 9.15?

Quarter past nine.
Regards,
rj1948.
• 03-Jun-2008, 13:18
bhaisahab
Re: Is this usuage correct?
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Originally Posted by muktha
thanks
what is the usuage for 9.15?

A quarter past nine.:-)
• 03-Jun-2008, 13:19
bhaisahab
Re: Is this usuage correct?
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Originally Posted by rj1948
Quarter past nine.
Regards,
rj1948.

Sorry rj, we must have posted at the same time.:-)
• 03-Jun-2008, 13:25
muktha
Re: Is this usuage correct?
what is the difference between time and timing?
• 03-Jun-2008, 13:30
rj1948
Re: Is this usuage correct?
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Originally Posted by bhaisahab
Sorry rj, we must have posted at the same time.:-)

Bhaisahab; Yours is better than mine.
Regards, rj1948.
• 03-Jun-2008, 18:06
bhaisahab
Re: Is this usuage correct?
Quote:

Originally Posted by muktha
what is the difference between time and timing?

What time is it?
The time now is...
Do you have time to do something for me?
"Time" as a noun

"You were very fast! I was timing you!" The verb "to time"

Examples by no means exhaustive.:-)
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