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    telling the time

    When saying the time 9:15
    Should it be said "It's a quarter past nine." or "It's quarter past nine.",
    Similarly, when saying the time 9:30
    Should it be said "It's a half past nine." or "It's half past nine."

    Thank you.

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    Re: telling the time

    Quote Originally Posted by bouji View Post
    When saying the time 9:15
    Should it be said "It's a quarter past nine." or "It's quarter past nine.", Both are okay, but the second one is more common.

    Similarly, when saying the time 9:30
    Should it be said "It's a half past nine." or "It's half past nine." Only the second one is said, at least what I hear.

    Thank you.
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