Student or Learner
I'm a little bit confused about the time and the ways to express it.
Plz correct the following sentences in case they are written wrongly.
The houres between 00:00 and 6:00 = It's in the morning / at night
e.g. It's 5:00 in the morning/at night
The hours between 6:00 p.m. and 11:59 p.m = It's in the evening / at night.
e.g. it's 9 in the evening / at night.
9:30 = It's half past nine / It's half after nine / it's 9-oh-30
6:00 p.m. = It's six in the afternoon/evening
Last edited by Nathan Mckane; 21-Jul-2010 at 17:24.
I'd rather say: between 00:00 and 06:00 - it is dark because there is no light from the sun, so, night; at six is already early morning...
Evening: period of time between the late afternoon and going to bed.
The afternoon ends at about six o'clock or when the sun goes down.
Neither a teacher nor a native English speaker
I'm still not convinced.
I wish the people from both britain and the U.S would resolve my doubts.
Would you plz tell me which hours are considerd evening, morning or night?
Some people would, for example, class 8pm as evening, some would say it's night.
In my opinion, afternoon is from about 12 noon until around 6pm or 7pm, after which it's evening until maybe 10pm, after which I would probably refer to it as night. Morning is more vague. Some people might say morning starts at sunrise.
However, as far as actually saying the time out loud, then anything after 00:59 would use the word "morning" to differentiate it from the alternative.
One o'clock in the morning = 01:00
Two o'clock in the morning = 02:00
One o'clock in the afternoon = 13:00
Two o'clock in the afternoon = 14:00