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O que quer dizer “24/7”? Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Intermediário

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“24/7” is the general term which many Americans use to mean all the time or always available. “24/7” stands for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is used in daily conversations usually for business or services that run at all times.

Many companies nowadays, are trying to provide 24/7 service to attract more customers and get more income throughout the day. Not only that, with many social networking sites available today in the internet world, people all over the world get connected 24/7 with their friends, families and business.

Here are a few examples.

Example #1

Many churches organize 24/7 prayers and prayer meetings in the city, to practice perpetual prayer.

Example #2

A simple conversation between two former classmates who met again after a long time:

Student 1: Hey, I haven’t seen you in ages! When we left school, we all moved to different parts of the world to work on our careers. Have you been in touch with any of our old classmates these days?

Student 2: Yes, I can actually be in touch with all our classmates 24/7. I use Facebook all the time! With the help of my mobile phone, I can even update you about Kristen right now! (With social networking sites, student 2 can have access to past classmates 24/7.)

Example #3

7-Eleven convenience stores and hospitals are just a few examples of businesses that operate 24/7.

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English / Spanish teacher and translator for over 20 years. I have been blogging since 2007 and I am also a professional singer in my spare time.


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