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csharp92
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USA
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Posted - 04/25/2010 :  22:17:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know this probably sounds like a dumb question, but my first grader got three answers wrong on telling time on an assignment and in fact the entire class did. I think he and the class got them right and the teacher is wrong, but I want to make sure.

Anyway on his paper he has a clock that shows the time as 7:30. Then he has for the answer part "half past ______" and he is to fill in the blank. He put a 7 so it read half past 7. The teacher marked it wrong and put 7:30. So now the answer reads half past 7:30 which makes no sense.

Anyway is the teacher right is it half past 7:30 or to be written as half past 7?

Thanks for your help. I did not want to confront her to change his and the classes grade without backup and make sure I knew what I was talking about.
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sahsjing
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Posted - 04/26/2010 :  01:26:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with you. 7:30 is the same as half past seven.
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Ultraglide
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Canada
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Posted - 04/26/2010 :  16:09:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ditto
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