English Grammar Time, Day, And Date
Learn English Time, Day, And Date Grammar

Grammar Level 1- Lesson Twenty

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Time, Day And Date in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

Grammar Recap

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Verbs for Asking About and Telling Time

Important verbs for asking about and telling time:
have, know, be, tell

Questions: Answers:
Do you have the time? Sure, it’s 6:00.
Do you know what time it is? Sorry, I’m not wearing a watch.
What time is it? 5:50
Can you tell me what time it is, please? It’s a quarter after two.

Important vocabulary for telling time
o’clock = :00 ( 7:00 = seven o’clock )
a quarter after = 15 minutes after the hour ( 3:15 = It’s a quarter after three.)
a quarter past = 15 minutes after the hour (3:15 = It’s a quarter past three.)
a quarter before = 15 minutes before the hour( 3:45 = It’s a quarter before four )
a quarter to = 15 minutes before the hour (3:45 = It’s a quarter to four.)
half past = 30 minutes after the hour ( 11:30 = It’s half past eleven)
thirty = 30 minutes after the hour. (11:30 = It’s eleven thirty.)

The easiest way to tell someone the time is to use a digital format. For example, when someone asks you what time it is, you can say, “It’s 5:30.” Instead of, “It’s half past five.”
“It’s 5:13.” = (five thirteen) or “It’s 5:02.” (five o two)* or “It’s 5:50.” (five fifty)

*Note: 0 is pronounced “O” not “zero.”

Giving the Date

Questions: Answers:
What’s today? or What day is it today? Today’s Tuesday, June 6.(June sixth)
What’s the date? It’s June 6. or It’s the 6th of June.
There’s a difference between “day” and “date“
day: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, etc.
date: June 6
When someone asks you the date, it’s not necessary to give the year. For example:
What’s the date? —-> It’s June 6. (Not It’s June 6, 2005)

Make sure you use ordinal numbers when you say the date. When someone asks about time in the future or the past, use the year.
When were you born? —-> March 25, 1965
When did you arrive in the U.S.? —-> In 2012.
When is the next election? —-> In November of 2020.


Quiz for Time, Day And Date

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