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    help us plz.

    brothers and sisters , i will be so happy and grateful as if u would like to let me know the difeerence between:

    Time is up.
    Time is over.


    thanx


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    #2

    Re: help us plz.

    Quote Originally Posted by Watan View Post
    brothers and sisters , i will be so happy and grateful as if u would like to let me know the difeerence between:

    Time is up.
    Time is over.


    thanx
    Time is up.
    I think we would use this on the spot, to say that the pre-set interval has just now elapsed and no more time may be spent on the task.

    - This is what the teacher says when the interval allowed for some activity has elapsed. "Okay, students. Time's up. Put down your pencils and turn in your tests."
    --------------------------------

    Time is over.
    I don't know of too many circumstances to say "Time is over."

    - If someone said it when the usual expression would be "Time is up," everyone would understand it.

    - Possibly it could be used to indicate that the interval referred to has come and gone: "Great paddle steamships used to ply the Mississippi, but that time is over."

    - I can't think of any usage for "Time is over" without an article of some kind: "The time is over when you can act like a child. Now you must learn to accept responsibility."

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    #3

    Re: help us plz.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    Time is up.
    I think we would use this on the spot, to say that the pre-set interval has just now elapsed and no more time may be spent on the task.

    - This is what the teacher says when the interval allowed for some activity has elapsed. "Okay, students. Time's up. Put down your pencils and turn in your tests."
    --------------------------------

    Time is over.
    I don't know of too many circumstances to say "Time is over."

    - If someone said it when the usual expression would be "Time is up," everyone would understand it.

    - Possibly it could be used to indicate that the interval referred to has come and gone: "Great paddle steamships used to ply the Mississippi, but that time is over."

    - I can't think of any usage for "Time is over" without an article of some kind: "The time is over when you can act like a child. Now you must learn to accept responsibility."
    I have heard this dialiogue in movies...

    "Your time is over"

    and there you never use "time is up"

    Rarely heard "Your time is up"


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    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    I have heard this dialiogue in movies...

    "Your time is over"

    and there you never use "time is up"

    Rarely heard "Your time is up"
    If I heard "Your time is over," I would take it to mean "Get off the stage. Your time to shine has come and gone. Move over to let the new leadership in. Your day is done; a new day is dawning."

    If I heard someone in the movies say, "Your time is up," I would take it to mean that they're going to bump him off.

    But I suppose if Goldfinger were pointing a gun at James Bond and saying, "Goodbye, Mr. Bond. Your time is over," I would know what he meant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    If I heard "Your time is over," I would take it to mean "Get off the stage. Your time to shine has come and gone. Move over to let the new leadership in. Your day is done; a new day is dawning."

    If I heard someone in the movies say, "Your time is up," I would take it to mean that they're going to bump him off.

    But I suppose if Goldfinger were pointing a gun at James Bond and saying, "Goodbye, Mr. Bond. Your time is over," I would know what he meant!
    Yeah... LoL thats the context which dawned in my mind with "Your time is over"
    Villain saying it to the Hero


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    Re: help us plz.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    Time is up.
    I think we would use this on the spot, to say that the pre-set interval has just now elapsed and no more time may be spent on the task.

    - This is what the teacher says when the interval allowed for some activity has elapsed. "Okay, students. Time's up. Put down your pencils and turn in your tests."
    --------------------------------

    Time is over.
    I don't know of too many circumstances to say "Time is over."

    - If someone said it when the usual expression would be "Time is up," everyone would understand it.

    - Possibly it could be used to indicate that the interval referred to has come and gone: "Great paddle steamships used to ply the Mississippi, but that time is over."

    - I can't think of any usage for "Time is over" without an article of some kind: "The time is over when you can act like a child. Now you must learn to accept responsibility."

    Thaaaaaaaaaaanx brother


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    Quote Originally Posted by Watan View Post
    Thaaaaaaaaaaanx brother

    'Sokay, dude!

    Have a good one.

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