Words Students Confuse: It's time to, It's time that, it's time for

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edited December 2018 in Grammar
Students often confuse the words which come after these two expressions.

"It's time to" is followed by the infinitive - "It is time to go home."

"It's time that" is followed by the past tense - "It is time that we went home"

"It's time for" is followed by a noun and / or the infinitive - "It is time for us to go home", or "It is time for tea".

Use the correct form in the following sentences:

1. It is time for people (stop) _______________ polluting the planet.

2. It is time to (put) ____________________ the dishes away.

3. It is time that you (understand) ____________________ how the system works.

4. It is time to (take) ______________________ the books back to the library.

5. It is time that we (practice) ______________________ more to sound more professional.

6. It is time for all Americans (eat) _____________________ less and (waste) __________________ less food.

1. It is time for people (stop) to stop polluting the planet.

2. It is time to (put) put the dishes away.

3. It is time that you (understand) understood how the system works.

4. It is time to (take) take the books back to the library.

5. It is time that we (practice) practiced more to sound more professional.

6. It is time for all Americans (eat) to eat less and (waste) to waste less food.

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