# Thread: It was quarter to three = ?

1. ## It was quarter to three = ?

"He looked at his watch and saw it was quarter to three".

Does it mean it is 45 minutes in the past?
Or Is it 15 minutes in the past?

"It was the three quarter".

Does it mean it is 3/4?

2. ## Re: It was quarter to three = ?

not a teacher

quarter to three = fifteen minutes before three o'clock, or 2:45.

3. ## Re: It was quarter to three = ?

It's "a quarter of an hour" until (to) 3.

4. ## Re: It was quarter to three = ?

What about my number 2 question?

5. ## Re: It was quarter to three = ?

It does not mean three quarters (3/4).

6. ## Re: It was quarter to three = ?

So, what does it mean?
I google it. But nothing at all.

7. ## Re: It was quarter to three = ?

'It was the three quarter' does not mean anything.

8. ## Re: It was quarter to three = ?

As Rover said, "It was the three quarter" means nothing because it is not a grammatical sentence. In some sports, you might hear "It was the third quarter".

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