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  1. Marina Gaidar's Avatar
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    07:05

    If it is 07:05 o'clock should I say it like "It is seven and five minutes" or "It is seven o five" or something? I've understood today that I don't know such small details like that.

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    Re: 07:05

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    If it is 07:05 o'clock should I say it like "It is seven and five minutes" or "It is seven o five" or something? I've understood today that I don't know such small details like that.
    In BrE, "It's five past seven" or "It's seven oh five". If you're using the twenty-four hour clock, then it would only be "seven oh five" or "nineteen oh five".

    For the multiples of 5 minutes are marked on a clock face, BrE uses:

    7.00 = Seven o'clock
    7.05 = Five past seven
    7.10 = Ten past seven
    7.15 = Quarter past seven
    7.20 = Twenty past seven
    7.25 = Twenty-five past seven
    7.30 = Half past seven
    7.35 = Twenty-five to eight
    7.40 = Twenty to eight
    7.45 = Quarter to eight
    7.50 = Ten to eight
    7.55 = Five to eight
    8.00 = Eight o'clock
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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