wait for a moment


i want to know how to say/ask if the moment "has passed" - what's the correct phrase for this?
(Someone says "wait for a moment", let's say 5 minutes are gone, how do i ask whether it's time now? I want to say something like "Has the moment passed now?")
  • Thomas Tompion

    Senior Member
    English - England
    It depends what they are stopping you doing, Suiker. Suppose they stopped you crossing the road, you would ask: can I cross now? and so on.

    Incidentally, we capitalize I's in English, when we are the subject of a sentence. Those i's look terribly illiterate.


    Senior Member
    English UK
    Or if they'd been more specific and told you to wait for, say, ten minutes, you could ask "are the ten minutes up now?" or "is the time up now?"
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