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    Is this usuage correct?

    hiiii,

    when I asked my friend to visit home,she said 'I will make a flying visit'.what does that actually mean?does that mean she will make an immediate visit without any announcement.

    ritenow the UAE time is 12.00 PM and the Indian time is 1.30 PM.there is 1.5 hrs difference.if someone wants to know the time difference, should the question be like 'what is the time difference between UAE and India?'is that sentence correct?

    whether the answer like ' Indian time is 1.5 hrs ahead of UAE time' correct? Is it time or timing?


    when the answer to what is the time is 'Quarter to 9'.does that mean 9.15 or 8.45?if this usuage is correct and if it is 9.15.what is the usuage for 8.45?

    somebody please correct these sentences

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    Re: Is this usuage correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by muktha View Post
    hiiii,

    when I asked my friend to visit home,she said 'I will make a flying visit'.what does that actually mean?does that mean she will make an immediate visit without any announcement.

    ritenow the UAE time is 12.00 PM and the Indian time is 1.30 PM.there is 1.5 hrs difference.if someone wants to know the time difference, should the question be like 'what is the time difference between UAE and India?'is that sentence correct?

    whether the answer like ' Indian time is 1.5 hrs ahead of UAE time' correct? Is it time or timing?




    when the answer to what is the time is 'Quarter to 9'.does that mean 9.15 or 8.45?if this usuage is correct and if it is 9.15.what is the usuage for 8.45?

    somebody please correct these sentences
    1. 'I will make a flying visit'>> you are right it means surprise visit without informing.

    2. 'what is the time difference between UAE and India?>>>correct.

    3. Indian time is 1.5 hrs ahead of UAE time' >>>you can say India is 1.5 hours ahead of Dubai

    4. 'Quarter to 9'>>>It means 8:45

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    Re: Is this usuage correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    1. 'I will make a flying visit'>> you are right it means surprise visit without informing.

    2. 'what is the time difference between UAE and India?>>>correct.

    3. Indian time is 1.5 hrs ahead of UAE time' >>>you can say India is 1.5 hours ahead of Dubai

    4. 'Quarter to 9'>>>It means 8:45
    Flying visit- A short and quick visit.
    Quarte to nine-8.45.
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    Re: Is this usuage correct?

    thanks
    what is the usuage for 9.15?

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    Re: Is this usuage correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by muktha View Post
    thanks
    what is the usuage for 9.15?
    Quarter past nine.
    Regards,
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    Re: Is this usuage correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by muktha View Post
    thanks
    what is the usuage for 9.15?
    A quarter past nine.

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    Re: Is this usuage correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    Quarter past nine.
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    Sorry rj, we must have posted at the same time.

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    Re: Is this usuage correct?

    what is the difference between time and timing?

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    Re: Is this usuage correct?

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    Sorry rj, we must have posted at the same time.
    Bhaisahab; Yours is better than mine.
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    Re: Is this usuage correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by muktha View Post
    what is the difference between time and timing?
    What time is it?
    The time now is...
    Do you have time to do something for me?
    "Time" as a noun

    "You were very fast! I was timing you!" The verb "to time"

    Examples by no means exhaustive.

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