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    Last minute last hour

    Is it possible to say "last one minute" or "last one hour"?

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    Re: Last minute last hour

    Please write a complete sentence containing the phrase you are asking about.

    Your thread title has different words from your question.

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    Re: Last minute last hour

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Please write a complete sentence containing the phrase you are asking about.

    Your thread title has different words from your question.
    I shouted to the kids, "Last one minute before your time is up."

    I shouted to the kids, "Last one hour before your time is up."

    Are they both right or should I remove the word "one".

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    Re: Last minute last hour

    Neither is correct but nor is your suggested revision.

    "One more minute/hour and your time is up!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Last minute last hour

    I see you have asked the same question here.


    We recommend posting a question on one forum only initially. If you do not get a satisfactory answer from that forum and you feel that you have exhausted its possibilities, then of course trying a different forum might help. It is only courteous however, to tell the second forum that you have already asked the question on another forum and then give a precis of the answers you received there, or provide a link to it, along with an explanation of why you are now looking elsewhere.
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    Re: Last minute last hour

    In Hong Kong people usually say “I will endeavour / do my best until the last minute”, to show how strong their determinations are.

    Is this expression also used by English speaking people?

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    Re: Last minute last hour

    No. "I will do my best" is commonly used though.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Last minute last hour

    If absolutely necessary, consider:
    I will continue to do my best till the very end.

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