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    It is fifteen minutes to one

    Hello, teachers! I am so grateful for your help!

    I have a question.

    An expression, "It is a quarter to one" is said widely by people but is it also possible to say " It is fifteen miuntes to one"

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: It is fifteen minutes to one

    As far as I know, it's not wrong to say ' It's fifteen minutes to one ', maybe not usual though.

    I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: It is fifteen minutes to one

    I agree withHugoJ. Youcould use it if you were counting the minutes to something, but it wouldn't be very natural just to tell the time.

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