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Koh Elaine
Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 2:41:19 PM
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1. It's time we went home.
2. It's time we go home.

Is the first sentence British English, and the second American. English?

Thanks.
BobShilling
Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 3:17:42 PM
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The first sentence is correct in BrE; the second is not.

I don't know about AmE.
Hope123
Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 8:25:35 PM

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Agree with Bob.

"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons." Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 8:57:33 PM

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1. fine
2. May or may not be "correct", but you will hear it in the US.
palapaguy
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Koh Elaine wrote:
1. It's time we went home.
2. It's time we go home.

Is the first sentence British English, and the second American. English?

Thanks.


In AE, the following are all common and interchangeable in most cases:

It's time we went home.
It's time we go home.
It's time that we go home.
It's time for us to go home.
It's time to go home.
Time to go home!
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