It’s high time…….

When we want to say something should have already been done and for that reason should be done now or never, we use the expression,‘it’s high time + the expected event’.

Examples:

1.It’s high time you started thinking of building your own house.

2. It’s high time you left the building.

3. It’s high time he ate something.

4. It’s high time she listened to him.

5. It’s high time Desmond bought his own car.

ATTENTION! Have you observed the form of the verb after the expression, ‘it’s high time’, It should be in the simple past tense, not present; therefore, it will be wrong to say:

1. It’s high time you start thinking of building your own house.

2. It’s high time you leave the building.

3. It’s high time he eats something.

4. It’s high time she listens to him

5. It’s high time Desmond buys his own car.

ANOTHER EXPRESSION TO USE

You can use,’ it’s about time…..’ if you do not want to use ‘it’s high time‘. However, take note that the same rules applies, that is, the following verb should be in simple past as well.

EXAMPLES:

1. It’s about time you started thinking of building your own house.

2. It’s about time Desmond bought a new car.

 

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