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Use of ‘It is time’ (Explained in Hindi & English)

‘It is time’ का प्रयोग कैसे किया जाता है (Explained in Hindi)

‘It is time’ को निम्नलिखित दो तरह से प्रयोग में लाया जाता है:

1. एक तो इस अर्थ में कि ‘कुछ कार्य के किये जाने का सही समय हो गया है’; अर्थात उस कार्य को किया जाना शुरू कर देना चाहिए.

‘It is time’ के इस अर्थ के लिए इसके साथ हम या तो ‘to-infinitive’ का use करते हैं अथवा ‘for + object + to-infinitive’ का; जैसे

a) It’s time to leave. (= चल पड़ने का समय हो गया है; अर्थात अब चल पड़ना चाहिए.)
b) It’s time for us to leave. (= हमारे चल पड़ने का समय हो गया है; अर्थात अब हमें चल पड़ना चाहिए.

2. दूसरे इस अर्थ में कि ‘कुछ कार्य के किये जाने में कुछ देरी हो गयी है; अर्थात उस कार्य को पहले से ही शुरू कर देना चाहिए था.

‘It is time’ के इस अर्थ के लिए इसके साथ हम ‘that-clause’ का use करते हैं. और इस that-clause में Past Simple Tense का use किया जाता है; हालाँकि word ‘that’ का use स्वैच्छिक (optional) होता है; जैसे

It is time that we left. (= हमें चल पड़ने में देरी हो चुकी है; अब तक हमें चल पड़ना चाहिए था.)
= It is time we left.

NOTE: बात को बलपूर्वक कहने के लिए कभी-कभी word ‘high’ अथवा ‘about’ का use किया जाता है. उपरोक्त वाक्य को बलपूर्वक कहने के लिए ऐसे कहा जायेगा:

It’s high time we left. OR It’s about time we left.

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Use of ‘It is time’ (Explained in English)

‘It is time’ can be used in the following two ways:

1. To mean that ‘correct time has arrived to do something (means one should start doing that)

For this meaning either we use ‘to-infinitive’ or ‘for + object + to-infinitive’ after it; e.g.

a) It’s time to leave.
b) It’s time for us to leave.

2. To mean that it’s a little late; and therefore the person mentioned would have started doing what’s required

For this meaning we use a ‘that-clause’ after it, and the verb of this clause is in the Past Simple Tense. Use of ‘that’, though, is not very necessary; e.g.

It is time that we left.
= It is time we left.

[Here the past ‘left’ is correct. It means we are a little late to leave; we should have left by now.]

NOTE: Sometimes the word ‘high’ or ‘about’ is added to emphasize the idea. If we want to emphasise, the above sentence can also be expressed like this:

It’s high time we left. OR It’s about time we left.

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