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tell sb the time

This page is about the collocation tell sb the time

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to tell somebody what time it is

For example

  • Can you tell me the time, please?

  • If she'd taken her phone, she wouldn't have had to ask someone to tell her the time.

Quick Quiz

He said "Can you tell me the time?", and I said

a. "Yes. Can you?"

b. "No, thank you."

c. "It's half past one."

Contributor: Matt Errey