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APPENDIX 12: TELLING THE TIME a For ordinary speaking, use clock-face time. Say the minutes first. ten past six a quarter past six half past six twenty-five to seven a quarter to seven We say a quarter (with or without a ), but half (without a ): It's quarter to eight or It's a quarter to eight. It's half past ten. We say o’clock only for the exact hour: It’s six o’clock. b For talking about timetables and exact arrangements, we often use digital time. Say the hour before the minutes. We use the 24-hour clock for written timetables.

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Unformatted text preview: WRITTEN SPOKEN 24-hour clock Digital time Clock-face time 09:00 9:00 a.m. nine a.m. = nine o’clock in the morning 09:15 9:15 a.m. nine fifteen a.m. = a quarter past nine in the morning 14:20 2:20 p.m. two twenty p.m. = twenty past two in the afternoon 21:55 9:55 p.m. nine fifty-five p.m. = five to ten in the evening noon = twelve o’clock exactly in the day a.m. = twelve midnight to twelve noon midnight = twelve o’clock exactly at night p.m. = twelve noon to twelve midnight midday = the hours in the middle of the day...
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