Results 1 to 2 of 2

Hybrid View


    • Join Date: Aug 2006
    • Posts: 1
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Red face The expression "What time do you make it?"

    Hi
    I'm very curious to know why it is said like ' What time do you make it?' or 'What time do you have?' or ' What time you got?' when people want to know the present time in English.
    I usually know that 'make it' means 'success',' accomplish',...
    but it's weired to use make or have or got...
    I can't understand...
    Help me please...
    and indicate my phrase to corret above.


    • Join Date: Aug 2006
    • Posts: 3,063
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: The expression "What time do you make it?"

    Quote Originally Posted by chisco View Post
    Hi
    I'm very curious to know why it is said like ' What time do you make it?' or 'What time do you have?' or ' What time you got?' when people want to know the present time in English.
    I usually know that 'make it' means 'success',' accomplish',...
    but it's weired to use make or have or got...
    I can't understand...
    Help me please...
    and indicate my phrase to corret above.
    Here, 'make it' is used when neither has a watch or other timepiece and we're asking someone's opinion as to the time.

    Both 'What time do you have?' and ' What time you got?' simply mean,

    'What time do you have [on your watch]?

Similar Threads

  1. How would you define the future time?
    By shun in forum Linguistics
    Replies: 143
    Last Post: 13-Oct-2006, 02:20
  2. No time expression = perfect tense?
    By batmura in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-Jul-2006, 13:27
  3. can I make full use of my time?
    By sfsling in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Jun-2006, 23:03
  4. Revisiting Present Perfect
    By jwschang in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 07-Feb-2006, 13:50

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •