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    Default It's about eleven now, Hurry up!

    The last bus leaves at eleven o'clock. It's about eleven now, Hurry up!

    Is 'about' fine in the sentence? To me it is. Thanks.

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    Default Re: It's about eleven now, Hurry up!

    It's OK generally but in the context you have used, it would make more sense to say "It's nearly eleven now. Hurry up!" "About eleven" could mean it's anywhere between 10.55 and 11.05 (to me). "Nearly eleven" means "Just before eleven". If it's after eleven o'clock, there's no point in the person hurrying up. They've already missed the last bus.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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