I put "it is now twenty minutes until three."
also marked wrong: "it is now twenty to three"
Right on! We just don't say, "Now is twenty to three."
Right now is twenty til three
what the?? confused? if its time, shouldnt it be quarter to three?
The sentence is referring to the time 2:40. Quarter to three is 2:45.
No problem! =)
This is VERY confusing!!! To have the "to/til" AFTERWARDS just doesn't make sense.
the same thing can be said for English, you know. in French, we say "trois heures moins vingt" (loosely 3 o'clock minus 20).
When telling time, we actually use "til" (or until) rather than "to." Please accept all three ways for the answer.
So technically I can say Now it is 2:40?
In English, there are so many ways to say the same thing. I wrote Now it is twenty before three which means the same as twenty to 3.