It’s 2 to 9 (Official clock system).

08:58

It’s 2 to 9.

Correct answer

08:57

It’s 3 to 9.

Error: 1 minute earlier

07:46

It’s 14 to 8.

Error: read minutes starting from hour markings and adding minutes

12:40

It’s 20 to 1.

Error: confuse hour and minute hands