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    Question may i know..........

    Can you tell which famous saying are using to tell about the time!That meaning is telling the important of time.
    Thank You!

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    Re: may i know..........

    Hello angelinechuah. I'm not quite sure what you mean. Have you heard a particular phrase relating to time, and you want to know how to use it?

    The most common ways of saying the time would be things such as:

    "It is half past four in the afternoon." (4:30PM or 16:30PM)
    "It is one o' clock in the morning." (1:00AM or 01:00AM)
    "It's quarter to eight at night." (7:45PM or 19:45PM)

    The numbers to the right of the words are from different types of clock. The first time I gave in brackets in each example is from a 12 hour clock. AM is before mid-day (12:00PM), PM is after mid-day. 7:00AM would be the 7th hour of the day, where as 7:00PM would be the 19th hour of the day.
    The second time I gave in each example is from a 24 hour clock. So 14:00PM would represent the 14th hour of the day, which in a 12 hour clock would be 2:00PM.

    I hope I've answered what you asked, or at least understood what I've said.

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    Re: may i know..........

    Hello Angelinechuah, welcome to!

    In addition to Robbie's post, if you're looking for sayings or proverbial phrases about Time, here are some:

    1. Time and tide wait for no man.
    2. Seize Time by the forelock.
    3. There is no time like the present.

    No doubt other members will know some others!



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