PghSkins wrote:Went to Ireland on business, they use "half" to identify :30. I never quite got if "half eight" was 7:30 or 8:30. I was always either an hour late or early. I'm still not sure which.
Also, I was wasted that entire trip which didn't help.
As far as the OP, my kids know what quarter to 8 means.
Pavel Bure wrote:Depending on age it's a very tough concept for children to grasp. This is compounded further by there being no real need to tell time on a traditional clock in this day and age.
no name wrote:Everything is digital now, ok we all know what a clock is and how quarters and halves work, but without the visual of a round clock i guess its harder to grasp.
count2infinity wrote:the first time i heard the phrase "quarter of" I thought it meant quarter after. quarter til and quarter after make much more sense.
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