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    sky753 is offline Senior Member
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    Default What is the exact meaning of the sencence?

    Hi Everyone,
    What is the meaning of "In the summer holidays, buses going to the town center will leave the main hall every hour on the half hour during the day."
    Thank you!

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    Default Re: What is the exact meaning of the sencence?

    Quote Originally Posted by weiqun ding
    Hi Everyone,
    What is the meaning of "In the summer holidays, buses going to the town center will leave the main hall every hour on the half hour during the day."
    Thank you!
    if the buses leave on the hour every hour, it would look like that:

    12 midnight
    1 am
    2am ....12 noon
    1pm
    2pm
    3pm etc...that means at every hour exactly, the clock's long hand reaches "12".

    if buses leave every hour on the half hour it would look like this:

    12:30am
    1:30am
    2:30am..
    3:30pm
    etc.
    it's still every hour but at half hour...every time the clock's big hand reaches "6".


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    Default Re: What is the exact meaning of the sencence?

    Every half hour on the half hour means: 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30
    Every hour on the half hour means: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30...
    Every half hour on the quarter hour means: 12:15, 12:45, 1:15, 1:45, 2:15...
    Every hour on the quarter hour means: 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15...

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