Friday, August 7, 2020


It's Time Usage / Expression 


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It's Time Usage
It's Time Usage

Using of It's Time Phrase

If you feel it is already late for something to happen, you can use the phrase "It is time ...". This structure may seem unusual because it uses a past tense form to talk about the present or the future. In fact, past tense is used to talk about the present/future in many phrases with "time".

Read the following sentence given below and notice the underlined expression.

1.    It's quite time you came to live with us again.

The underlined expression 'It's quite time + simple past verb' is used to say that something is not happening, but it should be happening or to express that something should be done and that it is already a little late.

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Now the sentence can be understood as: It is a suitable time for you to live with us. / It is already late that you should live with us.
2.    It's about time you wake up to catch the train.
Now the sentence can be understood as: It is a suitable time for you to wake up to catch the train. / It is already late that you should catch the train.

Note: The expressions 'It's quite time', 'It's high time', 'It's time' and 'It's about time' are all the same. The adjectives 'high' or 'quite' are used to make the feeling stronger.


For example:
It’s high time Mohan got that car repaired.
It’s time Mohan got that car repaired.
It’s about time Mohan got that car repaired.
It’s about time Mohan got that car repaired.

Structures
'It's time + sub + V2 + ……………
'It's high time + sub + V2 + ……………
'It's about time + sub + V2 + ……………
'It's quite time + sub + V2 + ……………


Exercises:
1. Kamala goes to college by 9 am every day. Now it is already 9:10 am. She has not yet started.
Tell her that she is late and to start using 'It's time.'

2. Suresh and Naresh are classmates. They did their graduation. Naresh got a degree. It has been five years since Naresh got his degree. Suresh is still without a job. So, advise Suresh look for a job using It's high time.

3. The guest will come by 1 p.m. It is 12.30 pm. still the lunch has not been prepared. Ask your mother to finish it using It's about time.

4. The School anniversary programme is scheduled to take place on the 15th of this month. Today is already 12. But the invitation cards have not yet been distributed. So, advise the school staff to do it immediately using "It's time".

5. You are studying in the 9th class. Your friend Gopal is still unable to read English textbook properly. So, you ask your friend to practice seriously using the phrase 'It's high time."

Answer
1. It's time Kamala started for college.
2. Suresh, it's high time you looked for a job.
3. Ma, It's about time you finished cooking lunch.
4. It's time you distributed the invitation cards.
5. Gopal, it's high time you practiced seriously reading.

Read the following sentences and express them using expressions 'It's quite time', 'It's high time', 'It's time' or 'It's about time'

1. Bhavani usually wakes up at 6 a.m. daily. It is 6.15 a.m. now. Bhavani has not woken up yet. You feel it is already late. Express your idea using 'It's high time'.
A: __________________________________________________________
2.You and your friend have spent more time than you spend daily in the playground. You feel it is late and better to go home. What would you say to your friend? Use the expression 'It's time'.
A: __________________________________________________________
3. You to your friend: 'You have not thought seriously about what you want to do in your life.' How would you express this idea using 'It's high time'.
A: __________________________________________________________
4.Your friend promised you to make a phone call at 7 a.m. But you haven't received any phone call from him yet. Now it is 7.30 a.m.  How would you express this idea using 'It's about time'?
A: __________________________________________________________

5.Your friend has been working on a project for 5 months. But he has not completed it yet.
You feel that your friend should take your help to complete the project fast. Give him / her advice using 'It's time.
__________________________________________________________

Telugu Definition
ఇప్పుడుఏదో జరగడానికి ఇప్పటికే ఆలస్యం అయిందని మీకు అనిపిస్తేమీరు "ఇది అధిక సమయం ..." అనే పదబంధాన్ని ఉపయోగించవచ్చు నిర్మాణం అసాధారణంగా అనిపించవచ్చుఎందుకంటే ఇది వర్తమానం లేదా భవిష్యత్తు గురించి మాట్లాడటానికి గతం యొక్క రూపాన్ని ఉపయోగిస్తుందివాస్తవానికిగత కాలాలను వర్తమానం / భవిష్యత్తు గురించి అనేక వాక్యాలలో కాలక్రమేణా మాట్లాడటానికి ఉపయోగిస్తారు.



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