It’s 7 to 9 (Official clock system).

08:53

It’s 7 to 9.

Correct answer

08:52

It’s 8 to 9.

Error: 1 minute earlier

07:47

It’s 13 to 8.

Error: read minutes starting from hour markings and adding minutes

11:40

It’s 20 to 12.

Error: confuse hour and minute hands