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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    What time? At or -

    Is it possible to leave out the preposition "at" in the following?

    What time has Susan got maths?
    - At half past ten.
    - Half past ten.

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    #2

    Re: What time? At or -

    Welcome to the forum, Hannele.

    Yes, it is.

  2. tzfujimino's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: What time? At or -

    I think the question should be "What time did Susan get ..." or "What time does Susan get ..."

    What does "to get maths" mean?

    Thank you.

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    #4

    Re: What time? At or -

    I take it to mean 'to get a maths lesson'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: What time? At or -

    'What time has Susan got maths?' is fine in informal conversation.

    It means 'At what time is Susan's maths (AE math) lesson?'

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    #6

    Re: What time? At or -

    Ah, I think I understand it now.

    "What time has Susan got maths?"="What time does Susan have maths/a math class/lesson?"

    I misinterpreted it as the present perfect.

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