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Telling Time in English: Using ‘Past’ or ‘To’ As we know, there are 60 minutes in an hour. With minutes 1 – 29, we say it’s past (or after) the hour. For example, “It’s ten past three”, or 3:10. Or another example, “It’s twenty after eight”, or 8:20.

## What does past mean in time?

Speaking of time, you often will hear the word past used to describe the time, “It is quarter past three.” In this instance the word is describing something which has gone beyond a time. “It was past five o’clock when he finally arrived.” Some further examples of this would be: It is past my bedtime.

## What is the meaning of 10 minutes past 5?

10 min past 5 means the time on clock will be 5:10 PM. Now, we will convert 5 hours 10 min into an hour. We know that, 60 min = 1 hours.

## Can you say 13 o clock?

Only use o’clock up to 12

We only use ‘o’clock’ for precise hours. … We only use ‘o’clock’ when we are telling time using the 12-hour clock so English speakers would never say ’13 o’clock’.

## How do you read o clock?

At the beginning of each hour, we use the term “o’clock”. For example, “It’s one o’clock” (1:00). Or “It’s four o’clock” (4:00).

## How do you use o clock?

You use o’clock after numbers from one to twelve to say what time it is. For example, if you say that it is 9 o’clock, you mean that it is nine hours after midnight or nine hours after noon.

## What is quarter to 3 o clock?

In terms of Clocks and Times, Quarter to Three means quarter of an hour left for three o’clock. That means one-fourth of an hour(=15 minutes) left for 3:00. So that is 2:45 of the clock.

## What is a half past 3?

3:30 – It’s half past three (but we can also say three-thirty)

## What is half past 2 o clock?

Half past 2 can also be written as “30 minutes past two” or “two thirty”. We can see that at half past two, the hour hand has moved past the 2 and is exactly half way in between the 2 and the 3. … So at half past 8, there are 30 more minutes until 9 o’clock. Here is another example.

## At what time between 3 and 4 o’clock are the hands of a clock together?

At 3 o’clock, the minute hand is 15 min. spaces apart from the hour hand. To be coincident, it must gain 15 min.

## At what time between 5 and 6 o’clock are the hands of a clock 3 minutes apart?

Correct Option: A

Here, H = 5 and M = 3. ∴ The hands will be 3 minutes apart at 31^{5}/_{11} minutes past 5 and 24 minutes past 5 O’clock.

## What is the time between 7 and 8 o clock?

At what time between 7 and 8 o’clock will the hands of a clock be in the same straight line but, not together? Explanation: When the hands of the clock are in the same straight line but not together, they are 30 minute spaces apart. At 7 o’clock, they are 25 min.