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    Is it right to say?
    My working hours are 12.00-19.00pm by Yerevan time

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    Default Re: Is it right to say?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tatev Avagyan View Post
    Is it right to say?
    My working hours are 12.00 to 19.00 by Yerevan time.
    I don't know what "Yerevan time" is but the sentence is grammatical. If you are using the 24 hour system PM is unnecessary, also, if you are saying it you would say "to", not "dash"..

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    Default Re: Is it right to say?

    Thanks for your kindly reply. Yerevan, is the capital of Armenia, similarly, can we say
    My working hours are 12.00 to 19.00 pm by London time?

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    Default Re: Is it right to say?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tatev Avagyan View Post
    Thanks for your kindly reply. Yerevan, is the capital of Armenia, similarly, can we say
    My working hours are 12.00 to 19.00 pm by London time?
    I apologise for not knowing the name of your capital city. As I said in my previous post "PM" is not necessary, neither is "by".

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    Default Re: Is it right to say?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tatev Avagyan View Post
    My working hours are 12.00 to 19.00, pm by London time?
    As bhai has already said, 'pm' is unnecessary with the 24-hour system; 'by' is also unnecessary.

    ps. too late!
    Last edited by 5jj; 18-Jan-2012 at 08:58. Reason: ps added

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    Default Re: Is it right to say?

    Thanks a lot.
    is this a correct word combination?
    second half of the day

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    Default Re: Is it right to say?

    'The second half of the day' is correct grammatically, but we don't use it much, in my opinion. We'd be more likely to say:

    After noon/midday
    In the afternoon and evening
    Later in the day

    We might use your expression if we were using the word 'day' to refer to a day of planned activities.

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    Thanks a lot

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    Default Re: Is it right to say?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tatev Avagyan View Post
    Is it right to say?
    My working hours are 12.00-19.00pm by Yerevan time

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) May I just add a few notes to the moderators' answers?

    (a) I believe that Americans prefer the colon. Thus:

    My working hours are from 12:00 to 19:00, Yerevan time.

    (b)The two moderators reminded us that no preposition is necessary to introduce

    "Yerevan time." Thus, my local newspaper might say:

    "The TV show will be on at 7 p.m. (PST)" [PST = Pacific Standard Time]

    (i) But I wanted to know what preposition was "correct" if I -- for some

    reason -- wanted to use one. So I did some googling. It seems, therefore,

    that you could say:

    My working hours are from 12:00 to 19:00 in Yerevan time.

    The program will be on at 7 p.m. in [the] Pacific Standard Time [zone].

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    Thanks

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