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    Exclamation Difference between , What time is it? / What is the time?

    Is there a difference between them? and which is more used?
    I've a question related to that thread. Is it normal to use nouns after Wh questions excluding which ?
    when i was young the stupid Eng. Mr was only use auxiliary verbs after Wh question. -_- so it locked in my brain at this way.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Difference between , What time is it? / What is the time?

    Quote Originally Posted by zeyadsama View Post
    Is there a difference between them, and which is more used?
    I've a question related to that thread. Is it normal to use nouns after Wh questions excluding which?
    When I was young the stupid English Mr master was told me that we only use auxiliary verbs after Wh question -_- so it is locked in my brain at this way.

    Thanks in advance.
    I would use "What's the time?" more frequently but you will hear "What time is it?" just as often. There is no difference between them provided the speaker wants to know what the time is right now (at the time of asking).

    "What time is it?" can be used in other situation. For example:

    John: Don't forget we're going to the theatre on Friday evening.
    Sarah: Oh yes! Remind me - what time is it?

    In the dialogue above, "What time is it?" means "What time does the theatre performance start on Friday evening?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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