Why is an alarm clock going “off” when it actually turns on?

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  • Nancy
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago
    Best Answer

    Not true.  In order for an alarm clock to work, the clock doesn't turn on because it must already be on and have been on continuously.

  • M.
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Another oddity of the English language.

    First you cut a tree down.

    Then you cut the tree up.

  • 4 weeks ago

    For the same reason you don't TAKE a crap, you leave one.

  • Kevin
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    same reason you drive on a parkway and park in a driveway

    • M.
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      You can park on a driveway too.

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  • Brian
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    The same reason you go to the bathroom, to go to the bathroom.  and that most bathrooms don't actually have baths in them?

  • Jay
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    if it wasnt turned on the alarm wouldnt even work

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