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    Telling the time

    Could you please comment if the following ways to tell time are correct?

    6:58
    (a) It's almost seven.
    (b) It's around seven.
    (c) It's just about seven.
    (c) It's just coming up to seven.
    (d) It's six-fifty-eight.
    (e) It's two minutes to seven.
    (f) It's two to seven.

    10:02
    (a) It's ten minutes after eight.
    (b) It's two after ten.
    (c) It's just gone ten.
    (d) It's just after ten.
    (e) It's ten-O-two.

    12:00
    (a) It's twelve noon.
    (b) It's twelve midnight.
    (c) It's noon.
    (d) It's midnight.
    (e) It's twelve o'clock.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Telling the time

    6:58
    (d) It's six-fifty-eight, and six fifty-eight.

    10:02
    (a) It's ten minutes after eight. 8:10
    (b) It's two after ten. New to me, but I understand it.
    (e) It's ten-O-two. ten(-)oh-two.

    Does that help?


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    Re: Telling the time

    6:58

    (a) For the others that you didn't mention, they are acceptable, right?
    (b) Is it better to keep the writing form in two groups, i.e. six fifty-eight?
    (c) Anyway, six-fifty-eight is also acceptable, right?
    (d) Could you please tell me the native way to tell the time 6:58 and 10:02?

    Many thanks.

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