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Autor:  Dale-CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  14/ABR/2010 1:17 AM
Assunto:  8:10 past ten..after ten...to Dale
 
Mensagem:  Tiago, you are too sharp!  Yes, that is another way to say the same thing.  You are 100% right.  I think I will call you "Eagle Eye".

I have known a lot of people who have worked on the railroad.  They told me they had been ordered to always give the time the same way:  It is eight fifty, never is it ten to nine or ten before nine.

In the military, emergency services, police, etc, the 24 hour system is used.  8:50 AM is "oh eight hundred fifty hours".  8:50 PM is "twenty hundred fifty hours".  As I recall, "hours" is always used at the end of the term.  In jest, to say "very early in the morning" the military will say "oh dark thirty". 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
8:10  –  Sílvio B.  13/ABR/2010, 11:13 AM
8:10  –  Dale-CR  13/ABR/2010, 11:22 AM
8:10  –  Sílvio B.  13/ABR/2010, 11:31 AM
8:10 past ten..after ten...to Dale  –  José Roberto  13/ABR/2010, 11:48 AM
8:10 past ten..after ten...to Dale  –  Dale-CR  13/ABR/2010, 12:03 PM
8:10 past ten..after ten...to Dale  –  Tiago T.  14/ABR/2010, 12:03 AM
 8:10 past ten..after ten...to Dale  –  Dale-CR  14/ABR/2010, 1:17 AM
8:10 past ten..after ten...to Dale  –  Tiago T.  15/ABR/2010, 12:16 AM

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