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    Post the difference

    Could anyone help me to find out the difference between "showtime" and "show time", please?

    Thanks a bunch before..

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    Re: the difference

    No difference. Sometimes English words that are commonly used together begin to grow into one word. Take "setup" which before computers was never one word.

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    Question Re: the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    No difference. Sometimes English words that are commonly used together begin to grow into one word. Take "setup" which before computers was never one word.
    Thanks a lot..
    However, I confused what does "show time" or "showtime" mean?
    I thought that they have different meaning.
    I've heard one of them means "performance", then I found that one of them means "schedule". But I'm not sure which one...>.<

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    Re: the difference

    "Show time" is the time that a show, a performance of some kind happens. If you want to see a Broadway musical, you might inquire at the ticket office to see what times the performances are given. They would tell you the show times.

    Show time is when the performance starts. The actors, waiting to take the stage might exclaim "It's show time!" right before starting the performance.

    So the same word, whether spelled as one word or two, means the same thing.

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    Re: the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Show time" is the time that a show, a performance of some kind happens. If you want to see a Broadway musical, you might inquire at the ticket office to see what times the performances are given. They would tell you the show times.

    Show time is when the performance starts. The actors, waiting to take the stage might exclaim "It's show time!" right before starting the performance.

    So the same word, whether spelled as one word or two, means the same thing.
    So, it doesn't mean the performance itself, right?
    In both of your explanation, show time refers to the time. Am I right?

    Thanks a lot. ^.~

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    Re: the difference

    It refers to the time that the performance happens. Not the performance itself.

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