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    Hi,
    How can we say in English the difference between the time of one's watch with that of another one's?
    For example, a teacher says that the time of the exam is finished, but a student says: "No, it's 4:55". However the teachr says that it's 5 o'clock and the time is over. Does the teacher say:
    a. at my watch/time it's 5
    b. on my watch/time it's 5
    c. according to my watch/time it's 5
    d. or else?

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    She could say "According to my watch, it is 5 o'clock."

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    - According to my watch, it's 4.55.
    - But my watch says it's only 4.55!
    - No! I still have five minutes left according to my watch.
    - Damn! I wish we'd synchronised watches at the start of the exam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    - According to my watch, it's 4.55.
    - But my watch says it's only 4.55!
    - No! I still have five minutes left according to my watch.
    - Damn! I wish we'd synchronised watches at the start of the exam.
    It sounds so funny.
    If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.

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