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    worth of notes

    A and B are talking about a new "order entry system" and B is not conviced and says that who designed the software is an idiot.

    B: "Yesterday, I lost 20 minutes worth of notes. I don't have 20
    minutes to lose"

    What is the meaning of "worth of notes"?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: worth of notes

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    A and B are talking about a new "order entry system" and B is not conviced and says that who designed the software is an idiot.

    B: "Yesterday, I lost 20 minutes worth of notes. I don't have 20
    minutes to lose"

    What is the meaning of "worth of notes"?

    Thanks a lot.
    No, it's "20 minutes worth".
    A: How much notes did you lose?
    B: 20 minutes worth!
    - that is, the amount of notes that it took twenty minutes to write.

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    Re: worth of notes

    Some of us die-hards would put an apostrophe after minutes:

    20 minutes' worth of...

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    Re: worth of notes

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, it's "20 minutes worth".
    A: How much notes did you lose?
    B: 20 minutes worth!
    - that is, the amount of notes that it took twenty minutes to write.
    Mmmmmmm... you mean "I've lost some notes that took me 20 minutes to write"????? Is that it?

    Thanks.

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    Re: worth of notes

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Mmmmmmm... you mean "I've lost some notes that took me 20 minutes to write"????? Is that it?

    Thanks.
    Yes, you have it exactly!
    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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