What do you mean by past 3?

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.

What is the time 10 past 3?

What’s the time?

It’s ten past three. 3:10
It’s twenty-five to six. 5:35
It’s ten to eleven. 10:50
It’s twenty past five. 5:20

What does past 5 years mean?

You use past to talk about a period of time that has just finished. For example, if you talk about the past five years, you mean the period of five years that has just finished. Most stores have remained closed for the past three days. Synonyms: last, recent, previous, preceding More Synonyms of past. 5.

What is a quarter after 5?

There are special ways to say times that end with the numbers 00, 15, 30, and 45. 5:00 – five o’clock. 5:15 – quarter after five (or, you could say, quarter past five) 5:30 – half past five. 5:45 – quarter to six (or, you could say, quarter ’till six)

What’s a quarter past 4?

1/2 hour = 30 minutes. 1/4 hour = 15 minutes. 15 past 4, OR a quarter past 4.

What time is quarter past 5?

15 minutes is quarter of an hour, we say “quarter past” or “fifteen” or “quarter to” or “forty-five”. We never say “half to”.

What time is quarter past 4?

Write the time using “a quarter past,” “a quarter till,” “half past,” or “o’clock.” The clock face is divided into four equal parts. Each part is one-fourth. We can see that one-fourth of 60 minutes is 15 minutes. The word “quarter” means one-fourth.

What does last 3 years mean?

“For the last three years” is more specific, and probably refers to the three years just ended. In certain contexts, though, it may refer to the last = final three years of something.

What does “in the past 3 months” mean?

The term “in the past 3 months” shows the period which is not finished yet. So there should be used the present perfect. Highly active question. Earn 10 reputation (not counting the association bonus) in order to answer this question.

What is a quarter past three in the morning?

Example: 3:15 – a quarter past three in the morning OR a quarter past three at night More formal expressions to indicate whether a time is before noon or after are a.m. (also: am – ante meridiem, before noon) and p.m. (also: pm – post meridiem, after noon). Use these expression only with the formal way of telling the time.

What is the difference between’last 3 months’and’past 3 months’?

The past 3 months is the past three months’ time period, whereas the last 3 months would be the last three calendar months, unless this month is nearly over. Looks to me, based on these responses, that the difference between these constructions is just unclear.

What are the last 3 months of the year?

It can be argued that in the last 3 months would be intuitively understood as the time frame from 8/13/2010 to 10/12/2010, while in the past three months would mean July, August, and September. Some (see comments) see it exactly the other way around.