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    time to vs it's time to

    Hi,
    I noticed that english people use "it's time to" or" time to", I belive, in the same way. Is it correct or is there a rule?
    Thank you

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    Re: time to vs it's time to

    Quote Originally Posted by igor1989 View Post
    Hi,
    I noticed that English speakers people use "it's time to" or "time to", I believe, in the same way. Is it correct or is there a rule?
    Thank you.
    See my corrections above.

    Please give us complete sentences to consider, using "it's time to" and "time to".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: time to vs it's time to

    In the song Time To Say Goodbye, both forms are used. The first form is just a shorter form commonly used in informal English at the beginning of an utterance.

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    Re: time to vs it's time to

    Quote Originally Posted by igor1989 View Post
    Hi,
    I noticed that english people use "it's time to" or" time to", I belive, in the same way. Is it correct or is there a rule?
    Thank you
    Thank you :)
    For example:
    It's time to make a move/go etc

    Time to make a move/go etc

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    Re: time to vs it's time to
    In the song Time To Say Goodbye, both forms are used. The first form is just a shorter form commonly used in informal English at the beginning of an utterance.
    Could i use it also at the middle of an utterance?

    thank you

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    Re: time to vs it's time to

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    In the song Time To Say Goodbye, both forms are used. The first form is just a shorter form commonly used in informal English at the beginning of an utterance.
    Exactly. "It's" is unspoken but understood.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: time to vs it's time to

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Exactly. "It's" is unspoken but understood.
    Could i use it also at the middle of an utterance?

    thank you

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    #7

    Re: time to vs it's time to

    Quote Originally Posted by igor1989 View Post
    Could I use it also in the middle of an utterance?

    Thank you.
    Yes.

    "Utterance" is correct but not natural. We would be more likely to say "sentence" or "statement" or "phrase."

    You're welcome!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: time to vs it's time to

    Quote Originally Posted by igor1989 View Post
    Could I use it also at the middle of an utterance sentence?

    Thank you.
    Again, please give an example sentence, using it in the middle.

    Note my corrections above. Start every sentence with a capital letter, always capitalise "I", and end every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.

    (Cross-posted with Charlie Bernstein.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: time to vs it's time to

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Again, please give an example sentence, using it in the middle.

    Note my corrections above. Start every sentence with a capital letter, always capitalise "I", and end every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.

    (Cross-posted with Charlie Bernstein.)
    Thank You,
    For example: "Hey, It's 5 o'clock: time to go!. It's late"

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    Re: time to vs it's time to

    Quote Originally Posted by igor1989 View Post
    Thank you.
    For example, "Hey, it's 5 o'clock; time to go! (no full stop here) It's late."
    Note my corrections above.

    The colon you used after "o'clock" was incorrect. You need either a semi-colon (as I have added) or a full stop. If you use a full stop, it would then be "Time to go."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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