Using “so far” in “How is your day so far?” Means, “How are you today?” Or “How is your day to now?”, ‘so far’ means ‘from this morning to now’. The day hasn’t finished, but I only need to know from this morning to now.
A blog post about a recent topic in my class regarding telling the time. In simple English we might say “It’s eleven fifteen” (11.15am). However, usually we might say “It’s a quarter past eleven”. How does this work?
Key words: Half, quarter, past, to
Key phrases: quarter past, half past, quarter to
Why? “It’s a quarter past the hour” means it’s 15 minutes since this hour began.
- 11.15am is “It’s a quarter past eleven” or “… a quarter past the hour”.
- 11.30am is “It’s half past eleven”
- 11.45am is “It’s a quarter to twelve”
Also, we can add and subtract information, and use numbers:
- “It’s a quarter past”
- “It’s half past”
- “It’s a quarter to”
- “Let’s meet at a quarter past”
- “I have a booking for half past two”
- “We’re late. We’ll get there at five minutes to twelve”
- “We’re late. We’ll get there at five minutes to” (11.55am)
- “Let’s meet at twenty past three this afternoon” (3.20pm)
- “The booking is for ten past eight this evening” (8.10pm)
If you have any questions, please ask or leave a comment below.
Here are some common errors Japanese students have made when talking about leisure activities. This post will be deleted in about one or two weeks.