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    the meaning of "no less than eight hours"

    Hi teachers!

    I'd like to ask the meaning of "no less than" in the passage below.

    Tonight, do yourself a favor. Shut down the TV, finish using the Internet and unplug the phone. Relax, take a bath, maybe sip some herbal tea. Then move into the bedroom. Set your alarm clock for a time no less than eight hours in the future, and lay down your head for a peaceful night of refreshing sleep.

    Does that simply mean "eight hours or more", or "as much as eight hours"?

    Thank you!

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    Re: the meaning of "no less than eight hours"

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Hi teachers!

    I'd like to ask the meaning of "no less than" in the passage below.

    Tonight, do yourself a favor. Shut down the TV, finish using the Internet and unplug the phone. Relax, take a bath, maybe sip some herbal tea. Then move into the bedroom. Set your alarm clock for a time no less than eight hours in the future, and lay down your head for a peaceful night of refreshing sleep.

    Does that simply mean "eight hours or more", or "as much as eight hours"?

    Thank you!

    OP
    Sleep at least eight hours before the alarm clock wakens you.

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    Re: the meaning of "no less than eight hours"

    8 hours or more.

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