In Time Vs On Time

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    We'll meet at 3:00 p.m.  Please be...

    • A.

      In time.

    • B.

      On time

    Correct Answer
    B. On time
    Explanation
    The phrase "on time" means to arrive or do something at the scheduled or expected time. In this context, the speaker is asking the other person to be punctual and arrive at the designated meeting place at 3:00 p.m. Therefore, the correct answer is "on time."

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  • 2. 

    The trains are always late in this city. They never arrive...

    • A.

      In time.

    • B.

      On time

    Correct Answer
    B. On time
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on time" because it means that the trains arrive at the scheduled time and are not delayed. The statement in the question suggests that the trains in this city are consistently late, which implies that they do not arrive on time.

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  • 3. 

    The firemen arrived just .... and saved the man's life.

    • A.

      In time.

    • B.

      On time

    Correct Answer
    A. In time.
    Explanation
    The phrase "in time" means that the firemen arrived at the scene of the emergency at the right moment, allowing them to save the man's life. It implies that their arrival was timely and prevented any further harm or danger. "On time" typically refers to being punctual or meeting a scheduled deadline, which is not the intended meaning in this context. Therefore, the correct answer is "in time."

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  • 4. 

    The taxi arrived ... at the airport. We had enough time to have a coffee.

    • A.

      In time.

    • B.

      On time

    Correct Answer
    A. In time.
    Explanation
    The phrase "in time" means that the taxi arrived with enough time to spare before the scheduled event, which in this case is catching a flight at the airport. This indicates that the taxi arrived early or on schedule, allowing the individuals to have a coffee before their departure. "On time" would imply that the taxi arrived exactly at the scheduled time, while "in time" suggests that it arrived with some time to spare.

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  • 5. 

    The meeting starts at 5:00 p.m. Don't be late!!! Be...

    • A.

      In time.

    • B.

      On time

    Correct Answer
    B. On time
    Explanation
    The phrase "on time" means to arrive or be ready at the scheduled or expected time. In this context, it is important to not be late for the meeting that starts at 5:00 p.m. The correct answer "on time" indicates that one should be punctual and arrive at the meeting at the designated time.

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  • 6. 

    Use on time for the exact time. Neither late not early.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement indicates that "on time" means being neither late nor early. Therefore, the correct answer is True, as it aligns with the given definition of being on time.

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  • 7. 

    Use in time for the exact time. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Use in time for the exact time" is not true. The phrase "in time" means early enough or before a deadline, while "for the exact time" implies being punctual and arriving at the exact designated time. Therefore, the two phrases have different meanings and cannot be used interchangeably.

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  • 8. 

    We arrived .... to get good seats before the start of the concert.

    • A.

      In time.

    • B.

      On time

    Correct Answer
    A. In time.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in time." This phrase indicates that the arrival occurred with enough time remaining before the start of the concert, allowing the person to secure good seats. "On time" would imply arriving exactly at the designated start time, without any additional time to spare.

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  • 9. 

    Had he left home .... he would have not missed the train.

    • A.

      In time.

    • B.

      On time

    Correct Answer
    A. In time.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in time" because it indicates that if he had left home early enough, he would have been able to catch the train. "In time" implies that he would have had enough time to reach the train before it departed.

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  • 10. 

    My friend is always late for rehearsals. He is never...

    • A.

      In time.

    • B.

      On time

    Correct Answer
    B. On time
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on time". This phrase means that my friend is not punctual and does not arrive at rehearsals at the designated time. Instead, he is consistently late.

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