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    School timing

    Hi guys,

    In the winter season schools change their timings. Like if the timing is from 7:30 Am they change it to 8:30 Am. And in the summer they again change it to 7:30 Am. So what should we say for winters "Timings have been brought forward" and for summers "Timings have been taken backwards"?

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    #2

    Re: School timing

    Say (for example):

    The hours have been changed. School will be starting an hour later (or an hour earlier).

    Then give details.

    Do not say:


    Timings have been brought forward (or backwards).


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    #3

    Re: School timing

    There are many different ways of writing the time. 7:30 Am is not one of them.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Dec-2014 at 09:21.

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    #4

    Re: School timing

    The words 'school timing' is not appropriate'.
    I suggest 'school hours' or 'school opening hours'.

    not a teacher

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    #5

    Re: School timing

    "Hours" is better.

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    #6

    Re: School timing

    This is one of the reasons we do daylight time - so people don't have to change the hours of their individual schools or workplaces.

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    #7

    Re: School timing

    Incidentally, this ...
    ...And in the summer they again change it to 7:30 ...
    ... is (barely) OK. It would be much better as 'And in the summer they again change it back [to 7:30]...'

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    #8

    Re: School timing

    "In the winter season schools change their ..." lacks punctuation and is ambiguous. Do you mean:

    - In the winter season, schools change their ...
    - In the winter, season schools change their ...

    Now, native speakers know that there is no such thing as a "season school" so they are unlikely to read it that way. Non-native speakers don't necessarily know that and could be confused. You needed a comma after "season". In fact, I would suggest that you omit "the" and "season" completely.

    In winter, schools change their opening hours.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: School timing

    I think "operating hours" is best. They don't just change the time they open.

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    #10

    Re: School timing

    So, timings have been brought forward or backwards is wrong but somebody suggested thay earlier.

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