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    #1

    time

    Hi there,
    Which option should I choose?

    While you are in the examination, you should be keep quiet ____.
    1.all the time.
    2. the whole time.
    3. at all times.

    tks
    simon

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    #2

    Re: time

    Try first

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    #3

    Re: time

    Hi there,
    tks a lot.
    any idea from native speakers?
    simon

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    #4

    Re: time

    Quote Originally Posted by simon1234 View Post
    Hi there,
    tks a lot.
    any idea from native speakers?
    simon
    Simon, Philadelphia's comment applies regardless of who answers your post.

    We want people to suggest their own ideas first,not wait for someone to give them an answer.

    Thanks.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: time

    Hi there,

    Is it correct to say like this?

    While you are in the examination room (are taking the examination), you should keep quiet at all times?

    Tks
    Simon

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    #6

    Re: time

    Hi there,

    Is it correct to say this?

    While you are in the examination room (are taking the examination), you should keep quiet all the time?

    tks
    simon

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    #7

    Re: time

    Hi there,

    I don't know which one is correct?
    While you are in the examination room (are taking the examination), you should keep quiet (all the time / at all times) ?

    tks
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    #8

    Re: time

    Hi Simon,
    As Gill said, at all times.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #9

    Re: time

    Hi there,

    Tks a lot.

    Do you mean the following is wrong? I don't know the difference between 'at all times' and 'all the time'?

    'While you are in the examination room (are taking the examination), you should keep quiet all the time.

    tks
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    #10

    Re: time

    It's not grammatically wrong. However, "at all times" is more natural to my ears.

    "All the time" means "always" or "recurring frequently. I think about him all the time. You ask me that all the time!

    "At all times" means without stopping. When you are in a boat, you should have your life jacket on at all time. In the exam room, be silent at all times.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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