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    time clock run

    What´s a time clock run?

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    Re: time clock run

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    What´s a time clock run?
    Please quote a complete sentence. A time clock is a clock used at sporting events...run? well clocks when thy work are said to be running...but without a sentence that is the best guess.

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    Re: time clock run

    Somebody asked me this in the office yesterday, if this one´s right or not.
    I couldn´t recognize it. He asked me if what do I think of the phrase/sentence/or whatever it is, ¨Time clock run¨, if it is grammatically right or not. I immediately said no, it´s not. A time clock is as what you said a clock and it runs. So it should be ¨The time clock runs.¨ He told me ¨NO¨. He means ¨A time clock run¨ as in ¨fun run¨ or what other kinds or run there may be...

    Do you know this? Is he right?

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    Re: time clock run

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Somebody asked me this in the office yesterday, if this one´s right or not.
    I couldn´t recognize it. He asked me if what do I think of the phrase/sentence/or whatever it is, ¨Time clock run¨, if it is grammatically right or not. I immediately said no, it´s not. A time clock is as what you said a clock and it runs. So it should be ¨The time clock runs.¨ He told me ¨NO¨. He means ¨A time clock run¨ as in ¨fun run¨ or what other kinds or run there may be...

    Do you know this? Is he right?
    Now that you have explained the context it is easy to answer your question....half a question is insufficient.

    In "time clock run", run is not a verb it is a noun meaning an running activity and "time clock" are adjectives that modify "run"

    Your friend is correct in its usage. It means a a running activity (a race perhaps) where the event is timed with a clock.

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    Re: time clock run

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    Now that you have explained the context it is easy to answer your question....half a question is insufficient.

    In "time clock run", run is not a verb it is a noun meaning an running activity and "time clock" are adjectives that modify "run"

    Your friend is correct in its usage. It means a a running activity (a race perhaps) where the event is timed with a clock.
    Have you ever used this? Is this a common usage?

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    Re: time clock run

    I have never heard the words "time clock" used to mean anything other than a time-stamping device used to keep track of the hours that an employee has worked. Time clock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Maybe everyone is running for the time clock at the end of a work day.

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    Re: time clock run

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Have you ever used this? Is this a common usage?
    It is understandable....but not a common phrase.

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    Re: time clock run

    Thanks guys!
    I also think it's not very common. Though you may understand it if used in a proper way.

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