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    ripley is offline Senior Member
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    my watch is fast

    Hello!
    I'd like to know if the following sentences are correct:

    1)My watch is five minutes ahead
    2) My watch is five minutes forward
    3) My watch is five minutes fast
    4) My watch is five minutes back
    5) My watch is five minutes slow
    6) My watch is five minurtes late


    If more than one option s acceptable is there any difference in meaning? I mean my watch is wrong or I set it that way......
    Thanks a lot
    Rip

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: my watch is fast

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hello!
    I'd like to know if the following sentences are correct:

    1)My watch is five minutes ahead
    2) My watch is five minutes forward
    3) My watch is five minutes fast
    4) My watch is five minutes back
    5) My watch is five minutes slow
    6) My watch is five minurtes late


    If more than one option is acceptable is there any difference in meaning? I mean my watch is wrong or I set it that way......
    Thanks a lot
    Rip
    Only #3 and #5 are acceptable as statements.

    But :

    I set my watch five minutes out / ahead / back / in advance of//behind the time

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