View Poll Results: We ____ use an infinitive after 'it's high time'

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    It`s high time I had done my homework No.
    or
    It`s time I had done my homework No.

    It's high time that I started doing my homework. OK.


    Hi RonBee

    I`d like to ask you a question or even two questions regarding one of your sentences above.

    1. Can I say "It`s high time that I started to do my homework"?
    2. If so, what is the difference between the two sentences :

    It`s high time that I started doing my homework.
    It`s high time that I started to do my homework.

    Thank you very much in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Hi RonBee

    I`d like to ask you a question or even two questions regarding one of your sentences above.

    1. Can I say "It`s high time that I started to do my homework"?
    2. If so, what is the difference between the two sentences :

    It`s high time that I started doing my homework.
    It`s high time that I started to do my homework.

    Thank you very much in advance

    Regards
    I see no difference between the two sentences.


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    Default Re: High time

    Hi RonBee

    Thank you very much for your reply.

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    Default Re: High time

    sorry, in writing a dialogue do we use inverted commas at the beginning of what smb is saying, or a dash???Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonaputinelu View Post
    sorry, in writing a dialogue do we use inverted commas at the beginning of what smb is saying, or a dash???Thank you
    He said, "If you have a new question, please start a new thread."


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    Quote Originally Posted by simonaputinelu View Post
    sorry, in writing a dialogue do we use inverted commas at the beginning of what smb is saying, or a dash???Thank you

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    Use inverted commas, Simona. [Romanian: in engleza nu se practica liniuta de dialog intr-o conversatie scrisa]



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    Question Re: High time

    Quote Originally Posted by ion Joe View Post
    Thank you, RonBee! :)

    it the first time i here in hight time , but i cant understand anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by ion Joe View Post
    Dear teachers, what does "high time" mean?
    Thanks!
    You can understand more cos he explained in chinese.

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    Default Re: High time

    Cannot

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    Post Re: High time

    We can also use :
    It`s about time + past
    Exemple : It`s about time he realized his mistake .

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