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Time: Minute First

Cut the clock in half

 

Minutes in the first half of the clock are past or after the hour.

  • 2:10 = 10 past 2
  • 2:10 = 10 after 2

After 30 minutes, count down to the next hour.

  • 3:50 = 10 to 4
  • incorrect: 50 after 3
  • incorrect: 10 before 4

When it is 15 minutes past, say it’s “quarter after” or “quarter past.”

  • 12:15 = quarter after 12
  • 12:15 = quarter past 12

When it’s 15 minutes to the hour, say it’s “quarter to.”

11:45 = quarter to 12

After exactly 30 minutes, say “half past.”

12:30 = half past 12

  • incorrect: 30 past
  • incorrect: 30 after
  • incorrect: 30 to