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It is high time + what?



Imdad
Bangladesh

It is high time + what?
 
So far it is known-- It is time to go now. It is high time to go now. It is high time we went out. --- These sentences are correct. But, is the following sentence correct? It is high time we should go out.??? --- Please help. Thanks in advance.

31 Jul 2022      





niksailor
Russian Federation

Hi,
 
to my knowledge, the sentence īIt is high time we should go outī is grammatically correct.
 
Take care! 

31 Jul 2022     



celine1
France

To me, itīs: "Itīs high time we went out!"

1 Aug 2022     



yanogator
United States

Iīve never heard "Itīs high time to go now" or "Itīs high time we should go out."+
 
"Itīs high time" is used for a general statement about a need or desire for a certain action, so it isnīt used with "now". Also, using "should" with it is redundant.
 
So, thatīs my experience as a native speaker.
 
Bruce 

1 Aug 2022     



Imdad
Bangladesh

Thanks all. Special thanks to Yanogator- a native speaker. I have to the point.

1 Aug 2022