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    Smile About Written Format Of Time

    Hi, there.
    I would like to ask you a question about the written format of time, which one is right, 4.30 or 4:30? Should a dot or a colon be used?

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    Default Re: About Written Format Of Time

    Quote Originally Posted by lovecindy View Post
    Hi, there.
    I would like to ask you a question about the written format of time, which one is right, 4.30 or 4:30? Should a dot or a colon be used?
    Use a colon.

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    Default Re: About Written Format Of Time

    Quote Originally Posted by lovecindy View Post
    Hi, there.
    I would like to ask you a question about the written format of time, which one is right, 4.30 or 4:30? Should a dot or a colon be used?
    Use a dot.

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    Default Re: About Written Format Of Time

    As with so many things, this is a matter of style, and style will change depending on where you are and who your audience is.

    In the US, it's 4:30.

    Apparently, in the UK, it's 4.30.

    The latter would look wrong to me. I guess my version would look wrong to Rover.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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