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    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
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    Default about or almost eleven

    The last bus leaves at eleven o'clock. It's about eleven o'clock now. Hurry up!

    Should I use 'almost eleven' ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: about or almost eleven

    Good question! "About eleven" might imply that it is in fact eleven o'clock now (perhaps the person doesn't have a watch and so can't be 100% certain), whereas "almost eleven" means more like there is still some small amount of time to spare.
    In some cases the 2 would mean the same thing, depending on context.

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    Default Re: about or almost eleven

    ALMOST : adverb
    nearly but not completely

    ABOUT : can be used in the following ways:

    as a preposition (followed by a noun): He told me about your problem.

    as an adverb (without a following noun): Stop rushing about.
    after the verb ‘to be’: Is your father about?
    followed by an infinitive with ‘to’: I was just about to explain.

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    Default Re: about or almost eleven

    The last bus leaves at eleven o'clock. It's about eleven o'clock now. Hurry up!
    Replace 'Hurry up!' with 'You might have missed it.'

    Rover

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