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    watch running faster

    Hi guys,

    We say "watch is running 2 minutes faster" or "It is 1 hour ahead of the actual time" but can we say "It is showing time 1 hour ahead of actual timing".

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    Re: watch running faster

    We just say 'My watch is two minutes fast', or 'This clock's an hour slow'.

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    Re: watch running faster

    Good point; no verb. (You could say 'My watch is running fast', but that form is not common. The only verbs frequently collocating with time-pieces are 'gain' and 'lose': 'My watch gains/loses about five minutes a day'.

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    PS BON-G-G-G: Other verbs are much commoner (but they don't refer to the way the watch performs: see BNC).
    Last edited by BobK; 25-Apr-2014 at 15:23. Reason: PS Added

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