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    right at 4/ on the dot of 4/ at 4 sharp/exactly at 4/ punctually 4 /just at 4/on the

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the following sentences sound well in your natural language?

    Right at 4 o’clock the captain’s voice came over the loud speaker.
    On the dot of 4 the captain nade an announcement.
    At 4 o’clock sharp the captain made an announcement.
    Exactly at 4 o’clock the captain made an announcement.
    Punctually 4 o’clock the captain made an announcement.
    Just at 4 o’clock the captain made an announcement.
    On the strike of 4 o’clock the captain made an announcement.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Last edited by vil; 02-May-2009 at 12:07.

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    Re: right at 4/ on the dot of 4/ at 4 sharp/exactly at 4/ punctually 4 /just at 4/on

    Most natural-sounding phrases:

    Right on the stroke of four o'clock
    At four o'clock sharp
    At four o'clock on the dot
    Exactly at four o'clock

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