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What time does this mean? "It's twenty minutes ater the hour." Thanks.
"It's twenty minutes after the hour" can mean any of the following (a.m. or p.m.):
If it was 5 o'clock twenty minutes ago, then it is "twenty minutes after the hour" now.
(In this case, 5:00 = the hour)
Is it possible you are confused because it says "ater" instead of "after"? If that mistake was in the original, I can see why you would be confused! (If it was your typing error, nevermind! I make a lot of typos too!)
No, sorry, I meant the original poster. If he or she reading something that said "It's 20 ater the hour" without being fluent in the Typo varient of the English language, it could have caused confusion. I guess I wasn't clear.
"After the hour" could be ANY hour. In fact, if someone is on a syndicated radio program, he will probaly say that, rather than the local time, because someone broadcasting from Chicago would give the "wrong" time for someone listening in New York or LA.
Last edited by Barb_D; 01-May-2007 at 04:54.