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  • jamlove
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    • March 21, 2011, 11:33:51 am
    • seoul
This isn't right, right?
« on: March 31, 2014, 08:46:34 am »
Isn't is 'eight o' five'? I haven't a clue anymore.


  • yfb
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    • July 05, 2010, 11:50:12 am
Re: This isn't right, right?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 08:48:15 am »
Who writes it spelling out the numbers like that?


  • iamrhart
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    • November 16, 2011, 01:20:16 pm
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Re: This isn't right, right?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 08:52:21 am »
i dont agree with it.

but let's break it down a bit.

when we say "o' clock", we are taking out a letter. 

it's "9 o'clock"

so, perhahps the book thinks the " ' " is a letter missing (technically that's what we teach). And they want to put in the "h" as the letter missing.

*i could be wrong. i have not done ANY research on my answer. my answer is simply based on the "i have been speaking English since i can remember" argument.
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  • iamrhart
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • November 16, 2011, 01:20:16 pm
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Re: This isn't right, right?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 08:55:10 am »
ok.

o'  is not "oh".  its "of the clock". when you reference an hour (9 of the clock)
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Re: This isn't right, right?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 09:00:14 am »
It's definitely wrong. You don't spell the 'o' like that at all and you should certainly never be writing it like that either.


Re: This isn't right, right?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2014, 09:02:05 am »
Well, in this case the 'oh' just means 'zero', not 'of the clock'. My dictionary tells me that it can be spelled 'o' or 'oh', but really it's weird to even spell it out at all... You would never write that, only say it.


  • myungsup
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    • March 04, 2014, 12:45:23 pm
    • Yeongju, South Korea
Re: This isn't right, right?
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 09:32:18 am »
I've always interpreted it as "o" being another way to say "0" (zero).

You don't say 8 'oh' 10. You just say, "eight ten". What I've been saying when I say "eight oh five" is It's 8:05.

No one spells out time like that. Maybe it's just for pronunciation purposes?


  • kimchi4me
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    • December 23, 2012, 03:39:41 pm
    • bucheon
Re: This isn't right, right?
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2014, 09:35:34 am »
maybe if u were late for smt important

Damn....its 8 ohhhhhhhhh 8 already

maybe?


Re: This isn't right, right?
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2014, 09:44:02 am »
Surely the written answer is 'five past eight' or 'five after eight'.


  • mystic951
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    • August 27, 2011, 01:44:06 pm
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Re: This isn't right, right?
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2014, 05:35:01 pm »
That's google translate for ya.


  • Redondo
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    • October 14, 2012, 05:28:11 am
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Re: This isn't right, right?
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2014, 06:02:39 pm »
Surely the written answer is 'five past eight' or 'five after eight'.

The only right answer here. Considering how rigid teaching English is in general, this is definitely wrong as it is not a part of written English.


  • Wil
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    • August 27, 2013, 03:37:55 pm
Re: This isn't right, right?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2014, 07:22:06 am »
I say "eight oh five". The "oh" is the zero.


  • lobotronic
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    • November 25, 2011, 05:42:08 am
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Re: This isn't right, right?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2014, 08:08:16 am »
Surely the written answer is 'five past eight' or 'five after eight'.

this sounds most appropriate to me. "eight oh five"--oh meaning "zero"-- is very casual spoken language. unless a writer was specifically using that in a character's dialogue, it should be written as five past/after eight.


  • Pikkle
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    • March 05, 2010, 06:12:22 pm
    • Incheon
Re: This isn't right, right?
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2014, 11:33:18 am »
Surely the written answer is 'five past eight' or 'five after eight'.

this sounds most appropriate to me. "eight oh five"--oh meaning "zero"-- is very casual spoken language. unless a writer was specifically using that in a character's dialogue, it should be written as five past/after eight.

If I was forced to spell it out using letters rather than numbers, "Eight oh-five" is exactly what I would write. I wouldn't WRITE a time out as "half past eight" or "quarter past eight" so why would I write a time as "five after eight."