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    In time and out time

    Hi guys,

    Please tell. Our in time of tye office is 6:30 and out time is 3:30. So can I say "I was still working and our out time had come" or "It had already been out time" or "Our in time or out time will happen after fifteen minutes"?

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    Re: In time and out time

    I have never heard of 'in time' and 'out time'.

    You can say 'starting time' and 'finishing time'. Some also call it 'knocking-off time'.

    Please explain, not please tell
    'Time will happen..' is not correct. It is fifteen minutes to ...

    not a teacher

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    Re: In time and out time

    Its fifteen minutes to finishing time or its been fifteen minutes since starting time. But how to write that "I was still working" sentence? Please explain.

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    Re: In time and out time

    'I was working overtime.'

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: In time and out time

    I still do not understand what you mean to say.
    Our start time is 6:30 and our quitting time is 3:30. Better: Our office hours are 6:30 am to 3:30 pm.
    I was still working at quitting time.
    At 3:15, you can say "It will be quitting time in 15 minutes." or "Fifteen minutes until quitting time."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: In time and out time

    But can I say(Suppose I am telling someone what happened yesterday at office)"It had already been our quitting time but I was still working(unaware of time).

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    #7

    Re: In time and out time

    It was past quitting time, but I was still working.
    3:30 had already come and gone, and I was still working.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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