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

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    It's high time that Ron went to bed.
    It's high time that Ron stopped staying up so late responding to posts.

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    But it's wrong to say 'It's high time to go', whereas we can say 'It's time to go'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    But it's wrong to say 'It's high time to go', whereas we can say 'It's time to go'.
    I think you're right. It would be correct usage if people said "it's high time to", but they don't.

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    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

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



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    It's tested as an error in some exams here, like the Cambridge Advanced (CAE).

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    Dear teachers, what does "high time" mean?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ion Joe
    Dear teachers, what does "high time" mean?
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    Does "hight time" mean the same that "about time"?

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