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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Adverb Phrase 15. The adverb phrase today
is around the clock or round the clock. So either one. So either round the clock
or around the clock. So we use both phrases So let's take a look at the note
here. If someone does something or something happens round the clock
or around the clock it goes on all day and all night
without stopping. So it's literally like you're looking at the clock and it goes
totally around all the hours passed by. So that's why they say around the clock.
Meaning the whole thing without stopping. All right. Let's take a look at some
examples here. Number one. Thomas Edison was known for working around the clock on
his inventions and sometimes did not come home for days. Yeah. If you have ever read anything
about his stories. Basically you know, I think his wife complained that sometimes
he wouldn't come home for 3 or 4 days. He'd be working around the clock. I don't
know, maybe he just took some naps in between. But that was a famous one they
talked about. He used to work around the clock. Or number two. In 1955, Bill Haley and
the Comets, they were ... they had a big hit at that time. They had a big hit called "Rock
Around the Clock. " Yeah. It was a very famous song in the 1950s and then I think later
in the 1970s it was used with the TV show happy days. It was the theme song.
And it went something like you know, one two, three, o'clock four o'clock rock. Five
six, seven, o'clock eight o'clock rock. Nine, ten, eleven o'clock twelve o'clock
rock. You're gonna rock around the clock tonight. That's the way it went. So I
think this song helped to make this phrase even that much more popular. Or
number three here. We could say almost all 711s are open around the clock. We
also say 24/7 a lot to mean you know, the whole day or around the clock ,as
well. And number four here. That factory has three shifts during the busy season.
Those machines are operating around the clock. So they don't have too much time
to stop for maintenance or anything like that. Anyway, I hope you got
it. I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Adverb Phrase (15) Around the Clock or Round the Clock

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anitawu12 published on July 17, 2019
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