Can you say 45 past?

Can you say 45 past?

In English we don’t really say ’45 past 9′ for times. Times up to half past are said as ’10, a quarter, 20 past, etc. Those between half past and the next hour are said as ’20, a quarter, 10 TO’, meaning the next hour.

Can you say 45 minutes past?

At minute 45, we say it’s “quarter to” the next hour. At minute 30, we say it’s “half past”. So at 9:30, we would say it’s “half past nine” (or half an hour after 9:00). Again, please remember that it’s okay to say “It’s 7:15”.

How do you say 4 45 in English?

A ‘quarter’ can replace ’15 minutes’. It can be used with ‘to’ or ‘past’ depending on its situation. Ex: It’s a quarter to 5 ( 4:45 ). It’s a quarter past 5 (5:15).

What is quarter past?

Definition of (a) quarter past : 15 minutes after (a stated hour) The alarm went off at (a) quarter past six. Our team at The Usage has selected the best alarm clocks of 2021.

What is a quarter after 5?

There are special ways to say times that end with the numbers 00, 15, 30, and 45. 5:00 – five o’clock. 5:15 – quarter after five (or, you could say, quarter past five) 5:30 – half past five. 5:45 – quarter to six (or, you could say, quarter ’till six)

What is another way to say 8 45?

It is(a) quarter to ……… . ( 15 minutes before the hour)

Time Less Formal
08:45/09:15 it is eight forty-five / nine fifteen
09:45/10:15 it is nine forty-five / ten fifteen
10:45/11:15 it is ten forty-five / eleven fifteen
11:45/12:15 it is eleven forty-five / twelve fifteen

What time is quarter to 8?

If it’s before noon we tend to say “in the morning”. If it’s after noon we say “in the afternoon”. If it’s late we say “at night”.
45 minutes past the hour is quarter to:
07:45 It’s quarter to eight in the morning. 14:45 It’s quarter to three in the afternoon. 22:45 It’s quarter to eleven at night.

How do you say 5.45 in English?

It’s six thirty-five. It’s quarter to seven. It’s six forty-five….1. The 12-hour-system in English.

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23:59 11:59 pm

What time is quarter past 5?

15 minutes is quarter of an hour, we say “quarter past” or “fifteen” or “quarter to” or “forty-five”. We never say “half to”.

What does half 10 mean?

half ten = half past ten = 10:30.

How do you say 45 past 9?

In English we don’t really say ’45 past 9′ for times. Times up to half past are said as ’10, a quarter, 20 past, etc. Those between half past and the next hour are said as ’20, a quarter, 10 TO’, meaning the next hour. Digital type times as you’ve said are worded as 9.45 am. Show activity on this post.

Is forty-five past nine wrong?

Forty-five past nine is not wrong, but, in classic computer hacker jargon, it is non-canonical. That is to say, it is contrary to the usual or standard manner. Show activity on this post.

What does forty-five mean?

English Language Learners Definition of forty-five : a small gun : a type of pistol : a small record with one song on each side See the full definition for forty-five in the English Language Learners Dictionary

What does forty-seven minutes past the hour mean?

A train which occurs at (say) 9:47, 10:47, 11:47 etc. might be said to leave at “forty-seven minutes past the hour”. But this is only used for this specific timetable instance; and note that the word minutes is used — it’s never just “forty-seven past ten”. [Note that American English can also use “of” instead of “to” .] Show activity on this post.