Differences between British and American English: time
British speakers ask what time it is by asking ‘Have you got the time?’ or ‘What time do you make it?’ American speakers ask ‘Do you have the time?’ or ‘What time do you have?’ In the UK, if children can read a clock face you say that they can tell the time. In the US, you say that they can tell time. In British English, you say the time is ‘ten to three’ (2:50) or ‘ten past three’ (3:10). American speakers say ‘ten of three’ or ‘ten after three’.