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Quarter to-quarter past

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Definition

(-What time is it?) -It's (a) quarter to 9:00: (-What time is it?) - It's 15 minutes before 9:00 (8:45 or 20:45)
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(-What time is it?) -It's (a) quarter past 5: (-What time is it?) - It's 15 minutes after 5 (5:15 or 17:15)
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