# What is a quarter after 5?

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## What is a quarter after 5?

At minute 45, we say it’s “quarter to” the next hour. For example, at 5:45, we say it’s “quarter to six” (or 15 minutes before 6:00). At minute 30, we say it’s “half past”.

What does it mean when someone says a quarter of?

: 15 minutes before (a stated hour) It is now (a) quarter of four.

### What does it mean quarter after 4?

@uya525 A quarter past 4 is referring to time. A quarter is 1/4 of a number. There are 60 minutes in an hour and 15 is one quarter or 1/4th of 60. So a quarter past 4 means it is 4:15, either am or pm depending on the time of day!

What is a quarter after 2?

Quarter past 1, quarter past 2 and quarter past 3 are all ways of describing 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15. 🤓 Tip: At a quarter past, the hour hand won’t point exactly at any of the hour numbers. It will have moved a little after it. 😺 Super tip: At quarter past, the minute hand always points to the 3!

#### Is a quarter past six?

: 15 minutes after (a stated hour) The alarm went off at (a) quarter past six.

Why do we say quarter of?

The use of “it wanted of” or “it lacked of” in reports on time was common into the 19th century, and it’s likely that the “of” construction some of us use today is just a shortening of that phrase type. There do seem to be plenty of people all over who have never heard it (or who think of it as a “grandma” phrase).

## What is a quarter after 8?

Quarter After Eight is an annual literary journal devoted to the exploration of innovative writing. We celebrate work that directly challenges the conventions of language, style, voice, or idea in literary forms.

What time is it a quarter after 4?

: 15 minutes before (a stated hour) It is now (a) quarter to four.

### How much is a quarter after 4?

We can see that one-fourth of 60 minutes is 15 minutes. The word “quarter” means one-fourth. When we say, “A quarter past 6,” we mean one-fourth of an hour past 6 o’clock, or 15 minutes past 6.

How do you say 4 45 in English?

A ‘quarter’ can replace ’15 minutes’. It can be used with ‘to’ or ‘past’ depending on its situation. Ex: It’s a quarter to 5 ( 4:45 ). It’s a quarter past 5 (5:15).

#### Is a quarter to eleven?

It’s a quarter to eleven. It’s twelve o’clock.