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    #1

    Few more hours for dawn and night to happen.

    If it's four in the evening and we want to say that four hours are remaining for the night to happen, then what we have to say?

    "Four hours to go for the night to fall?"

    "Few more hours for the night to fall?"

    For morning.

    "Few more hours for the dawn to happen?"

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: Few more hours for dawn and night to happen.

    Night will fall after a few hours.
    Dawn will break after a few hours.
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    #3

    Re: Few more hours for dawn and night to happen.

    You started with 'four' and then went on to 'a few'.

    I say 'It will be dark in four hours'.

    'Dawn will break in four hours.'

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    #4

    Re: Few more hours for dawn and night to happen.

    Four hours till sunset. Four hours till nightfall.

    Four hours till sunrise. Four hours till dawn.

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    #5

    Re: Few more hours for dawn and night to happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    ..., then what do we have to say?
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Few more hours for dawn and night to happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above.
    I am confused about it "if our question is a part of a bigger sentence, then we don't use do, does, did" but what is the way to know when we have to omit do, does, did?

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    #7

    Re: Few more hours for dawn and night to happen.

    1. If it happens, what do we have to do?
    2. If it happens, please tell us what we have to do.

    The main clause in 1 is a question, but the one in 2 is not.
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    #8

    Re: Few more hours for dawn and night to happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    1. If it happens, what do we have to do?
    2. If it happens, please tell us what we have to do.

    The main clause in 1 is a question, but the one in 2 is not.
    But "could you please tell me what it means" how about this?

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    Re: Few more hours for dawn and night to happen.

    "Could you please tell me what it means?" is a question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: Few more hours for dawn and night to happen.

    1. Could you please tell me its meaning?
    2. Could you please tell me what it means?

    'Its meaning' and 'what it means' are a noun phrase and a noun clause respectively, so neither of the underlined parts is a question.
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 02-Sep-2016 at 15:44.
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