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    ripley is offline Senior Member
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    Introducing oneself

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    It sounds like you have a busy life. 8)

    In regards to writing the time, it's best to use the same form throughout, like this,

    1:00, 5:00, 8:00 or
    13:00, 17:00, 20:00 or
    one o'clock, five o'clock, eight o'clock or
    1 o'clock, 5 o'clock, 8 o'clock

    Mixing the forms confuses the reader: 1:00 and 17:00 and 8 o'clock.

    1) I leave school at one o' clock.
    2) I go to dance lessons at 17:00.
    3) I take dance lessons on Monday.
    4) At eight o'clock I have a small bun for breakfast.
    5) In the afternoon I study.
    6) I pack up my school bag before going to school.
    7) I take the bus to school.
    8) At 8 o'clock my lessons begin.
    9) At 8:00 p.m. I finish my dinner.
    10) When I arrive home....
    11) By 8:00 a.m. I am at school and I remain there until 13:00.
    12) At 7:30 I get up, go into the bathroom, and after that I have breakfast.
    13) In the morning, I get up at 7:30, get ready, and then go to school.
    14) I take a mini-bus to Rome for my football training.
    15) I get up and then wash.
    16) This morning I have French and Math.
    17) I go home with John and his dad.
    18) I play on the computer.
    19) I start school at 8:00.
    20) My father drive me to school. I get to school by car. My father drives.
    21) I go to my dance lesson.
    22) Her dad is getting some champagne to celebrate her birthday.
    23) When my morning lessons are over, I go home for my lunch.
    24) On a typical day, I get up at 7:00.
    25) I finish school at 13:00.
    26) I go to the swimming pool and I stay there until 7:00.
    27) I exercise. / I train.
    28) I workout (at the gym). / I train for football.
    29) I have P.E. (physical education). Or, I have football training.
    30) I have volleyball training.
    31) I have fun when I am training for football.
    32) Her party is next Sunday.

    All the best, :D

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    ripley is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Introducing oneself

    Thanks a lot.
    Ripley

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    I recommend people using numeric figures to express time instead of words in most situations because all(?) people knows numbers and it is much easier/faster to get the meaning.

    Compare:
    seventeen (minutes) to four (in the morning)
    3:43am

    thirteen thousand seven hundred and forty-five
    13,745

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    Re: Introducing oneself

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley
    Thanks a lot.
    Ripley
    By the way, Ripley, why do you say thanks to yourself?
    Seems a bit weird to me ^^"

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    Re: Introducing oneself

    Quote Originally Posted by Wai_Wai

    By the way, Ripley, why do you say thanks to yourself?
    Seems a bit weird to me ^^"
    Thanking others in adavance?

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    Re: Introducing oneself

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by Wai_Wai

    By the way, Ripley, why do you say thanks to yourself?
    Seems a bit weird to me ^^"
    Thanking others in adavance?
    Look careful. It is supposed to thank him/her only.
    The heading states "in reply to Ripley"
    (joking~!)

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    Re: Introducing oneself

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by Wai_Wai

    By the way, Ripley, why do you say thanks to yourself?
    Seems a bit weird to me ^^"
    Thanking others in adavance?
    It was me. In responding to ripley's post, I hit the wrong key! Agh. Sorry Ripley. I hit the edit key instead of the reply key. Agh. Agh. Agh. :D Ripley's post is actually my reply to his post.

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    Re: Introducing oneself

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley
    Thanks a lot.
    Ripley
    I am so sorry! When I replied to your post, Ripley, I hit the edit key instead of the reply key. Please accept my apologies.

    Please see below.

    My reply to your post

    It sounds like you have a busy life.

    In regards to writing the time, it's best to use the same form throughout, like this,

    1:00, 5:00, 8:00 or
    13:00, 17:00, 20:00 or
    one o'clock, five o'clock, eight o'clock or
    1 o'clock, 5 o'clock, 8 o'clock

    Mixing the forms confuses the reader: 1:00 and 17:00 and 8 o'clock.

    1) I leave school at one o' clock.
    2) I go to dance lessons at 17:00.
    3) I take dance lessons on Monday.
    4) At eight o'clock I have a small bun for breakfast.
    5) In the afternoon I study.
    6) I pack up my school bag before going to school.
    7) I take the bus to school.
    At 8 o'clock my lessons begin.
    9) At 8:00 p.m. I finish my dinner.
    10) When I arrive home....
    11) By 8:00 a.m. I am at school and I remain there until 13:00.
    12) At 7:30 I get up, go into the bathroom, and after that I have breakfast.
    13) In the morning, I get up at 7:30, get ready, and then go to school.
    14) I take a mini-bus to Rome for my football training.
    15) I get up and then wash.
    16) This morning I have French and Math.
    17) I go home with John and his dad.
    1 I play on the computer.
    19) I start school at 8:00.
    20) My father drive me to school. I get to school by car. My father drives.
    21) I go to my dance lesson.
    22) Her dad is getting some champagne to celebrate her birthday.
    23) When my morning lessons are over, I go home for my lunch.
    24) On a typical day, I get up at 7:00.
    25) I finish school at 13:00.
    26) I go to the swimming pool and I stay there until 7:00.
    27) I exercise. / I train.
    2 I workout (at the gym). / I train for football.
    29) I have P.E. (physical education). Or, I have football training.
    30) I have volleyball training.
    31) I have fun when I am training for football.
    32) Her party is next Sunday.

    All the best,

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    Oh I see...
    You must have drunk a bottle of wine. ^o^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wai_Wai
    Oh I see...
    You must have drunk a bottle of wine. ^o^
    Again, my apologies.

    All the best, and good luck in your studies. I trust the others will guide you well. :D

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