HOW TO SAY THE TIME IN ENGLISH RULES

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In English we use “past” to say times after the hour until half past, or 30 minutes past the hour.

It’s twenty past nine
We use “to” to say times before the hour from 31 minutes until the full hour.

It’s twelve to ten
In English we use "o’clock" only at the full hour.

It’s five o’clock
We use “quarter” to say 15 minutes.

It’s quarter (15 minutes) to six
We use “half” to say 30 minutes.

It’s half (30 minutes) past seven
We can also just say the numbers in groups of two.

It’s seven twenty-five
When speaking about the different times of the day

in the afternoon. in the evening It’s ten past ten in the morning Be careful! In English we use at night NOT in the night It’s eleven past ten at night .we often use: in the morning.