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    #1

    It's 10 after/past 12.

    So my grammar book says we can't say

    'It's 10 past 12'.


    but

    'It's 10 after 12'? is possible.


    Is that correct?

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    #2

    Re: It's 10 after/past 12.

    "It's ten past twelve" is natural and correct in BrE.

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    Re: It's 10 after/past 12.

    If your grammar book says that "It's ten past twelve" is wrong, it's a very poor grammar book.

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    #4

    Re: It's 10 after/past 12.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    "It's ten past twelve" is natural and correct in BrE.
    And in AmE. "Ten after twelve" is also OK. Or "twelve ten."

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