How to Speak About Time in Everyday English

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Time is a part of our lives. We use it every day in our speaking. It is measured in minutes, hours, days, years as well as ages. We ask someone about time, or someone asks us the time, and we reply it.

But how to ask the time and answer the requested time?

Sentences About Time

We always talk about the present time, the time of scheduled work, habits, meetings, and so on. Because of this, speaking about time has become an essential part of our lives. So, in this lesson, we will discuss how to ask and answer about time.

Have a look-

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1. What is the time now?

  • It is six o’clock.
  • It’s quarter to ten.
  • Quarter past ten
  • Half-past ten
  • Eight minutes past ten

2. When do you go to bed?

  • Around ten o’clock
  • After ten o’clock
  • Before ten o’clock

3. When do you have to get there? 

  • At ten o’clock
  • By ten a.m
  • By five p.m.

4. When will you meet me?

  • By eleven o’clock
  • After eleven a.m. 
  • At eleven a.m.

5. When do you start for the office?

  • A little before ten

Miscellaneous Sentences About Time

  • You are ten minutes early.
  • Be in the office at the right time.
  • Time is precious. 
  • Don’t waste time.
  • She has her lunch at around two o’clock.

Also, go over the lessons below-

  1. Sentences of  order 
  2. Sentences of request
  3. Sentences of don’ts
  4. Sentences of do’s
  5. Sentences about time

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