clock vs watch

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clock vs watch

Postby hanuman_2000 » Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:51 am

Sir,


The watch struck eleven.

The clock struck eleven.


Which one is correct.


What is time by your clock.

What is time by your watch.


Whicj one is correct.

Actyally ,I want to know the correct usage of the word "clock" and "watch".

Please do explain in detail.

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Postby Alan » Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:25 am

A watch is worn (normally) on the wrist: it does not strike.
A clock is a much larger timepiece that usually stands on a shelf or table, or hangs on a wall. It may strike, depending on its design.

Although one rarely hears 'by your clock', it is possible. 'By your watch' is much more common.


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