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

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  • on

    1,508 70.30%
  • by the

    39 1.82%
  • in

    522 24.34%
  • at the

    66 3.08%
  • for the

    10 0.47%
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  1. RonBee's Avatar
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    #21

    Re: In time & On time

    Quote Originally Posted by the player View Post
    It's up to you dear RonBee
    I rather like that response.



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    #22

    Re: In time & On time

    Quote Originally Posted by solace View Post
    Why don't you give an explanation ?
    I think " in time" is a little bit sooner than "on time" but I am not sure :)
    That is correct.

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    #23

    Re: In time & On time

    I think it's "ON" becuase it is without "the"


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    #24

    Re: In time & On time

    I choosed ( on ) which I think is the correct answer .

    Am I right ?

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    #25

    Re: In time & On time

    in

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    #26

    Re: In time & On time

    The correct answer is "on time".

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    #27

    Re: In time & On time

    Quote Originally Posted by Omar! View Post
    I chose ( on ) which I think is the correct answer .

    Am I right ?
    I think it is the correct answer this time.

    In my opinion, "in time" tends to be used more specifically, Examples:
    I got there in plenty of time to eat something before I started work.
    I got there in time to talk to Marsha before the meeting started.


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    #28

    Re: In time & On time

    This is great service. Explaination can be more useful.

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    #29

    Re: In time & On time

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    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.

    In time-reached before the scheduled time.This thread was poted a week before.
    Last edited by rj1948; 07-Jun-2008 at 14:08.


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    #30

    Re: In time & On time

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    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.

    Yes, I agree.

    "I had a meeting at 3:00 and I managed to get there on time".

    "The rain gradually got worst, I feared I would get soaked, but I made it to my car just in time".

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