Cách dùng danh từ "time" & "times"

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Bên cạnh tham khảo Vì sao IELTS Writing Học Mãi vẫn 5.0?, IELTS TUTOR hướng dẫn Cách dùng danh từ "time" & "times"

I. "Time" vừa là danh từ đếm được, vừa không đếm được

II. Cách dùng

1. Mang nghĩa "thời gian (thời điểm được nói lên bằng giờ phút trong ngày; giờ)"

=the part of existence that is measured in minutes, days, years, etc., or this process considered as a whole:


  • Với nghĩa này, time là danh từ không đếm được
  • tell the time (=be able to understand what the time is by looking at a clock)
  •  at this time of day

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • It was six o’clock in the morning, Pacific Standard Time. 
  • Time seemed to pass more quickly than before. 
  • What time does the film start? What time is it?
  • We’re teaching them how to tell the time. 
  • She won’t be busy at this time of day.

2. Mang nghĩa "giai đoạn thời gian (thời gian gắn với một số sự kiện, con người...; thời)"

=a period in history / a period in someone’s life someone’s time as something / a particular amount of time


  • Với nghĩa này, time là danh từ đếm được
  • time of
  • a long/short time
  • a/the length of time
  • someone’s time at something
  • an easy/hard time

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • in the time between the wars 
  • Not since Roman times had a single nation been so powerful. 
  • It was a time of tremendous political uncertainty. 
  • She thought about it for a long time. 
  • She left a short time ago. 
  • There have been improvements in the length of time patients have to wait for treatment.
  • She thoroughly enjoyed her time as manager. 
  • He speaks of his time at university as a happy one. 
  • When the kids were young it was a particularly hard time.

3. Mang nghĩa "lúc, lần, thời gian gắn liền với một số hoàn cảnh, kinh nghiệm..."

=an amount of time that you have available to do something / a particular period of time for which something has been happening, or that is needed for something


  • Với nghĩa này, time là danh từ không đếm được hoặc số ít 
  • the time (when) someone does something
  • the first/second/last etc time
  • (the) next time
  • a good/bad time
  • at the/that/this time
  • at the time of doing something/at the time you do something
  • at the time of writing (=when this article, report etc was written)

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • I don't know how you find time to do all the things you do. 
  • I thought we'd give her a little more time (= allow her more time) to get the job done. 
  • I'd like to visit all the museums but time is short (= there is little time left).
  • Do you remember the time we drove the car to Paris? 
  • It was the first time we’d met. 
  • The next time you need financial advice, come and see me.
  • It’s my job to make sure the guests have a good time.
  • I was sitting by the window at the time. 
  • You can get travel insurance at the time of booking. 
  • No medical evidence was available at the time of writing.

4. Mang nghĩa "(âm nhạc) nhịp"

=the rhythm of a piece of music, shown as the number of beats in each bar

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

    •  a piece in 6–8 time

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