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

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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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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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Neither is correct but nor is your suggested revision.

"One more minute/hour and your time is up!"
 

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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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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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No. "I will do my best" is commonly used though.
 

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