View Poll Results: I missed my bus but stil managed to get there ___ time.

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    In time & On time


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    Why don't you give an explanation ?
    I think " in time" is a little bit sooner than "on time" but I am not sure :)

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    IN or ON time for me.
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    And so say most voters.

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    "missed my bus", so we use "in time"
    it's more ...
    how to say that~~~so poor of my vocabulary level
    likes "push"~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firelord
    "missed my bus", so we use "in time"
    it's more ...
    how to say that~~~so poor of my vocabulary level
    likes "push"~
    Even with a "missed bus", it is correct to say "on time". :wink:

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    Re: In time & On time

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Even with a "missed bus", it is correct to say "on time". :wink:
    ON time :punctual

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    Lightbulb Re: In time & On time

    Hi ayexa,


    for a special definition just take a look at


    http://www.wordreference.com/definition/in%20time.htm

    then fill in the other expression.


    Ulli

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    Re: In time & On time

    thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    Re: In time & On time

    I often use the two interchangeably. I think there is a difference though, with on time being used when the speaker has a specific time in mind.


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