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    9 am - 11 am ?

    What is it : "9 am to 11 am" or "9 am till 11 am" ? Or are both possible ?

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    Re: 9 am - 11 am ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    What is it : "9 am to 11 am" or "9 am till 11 am" ? Or are both possible ?
    They mean the same thing.

    The only thing I would say is that leaving a space between the digit and "am" makes it a little confusing. There appear to be various opinions on this forum about how to write times. Personally, I don't use "a.m." but I would not put a space after the digit, so:

    9am to 11am.
    9am until 11am.
    9am till 11am.

    By putting "am" immediately after the number, there is no danger of "am" being read as the first person singular present simple of "to be".

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    Re: 9 am - 11 am ?

    I agree with ems.

    Rover

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    Re: 9 am - 11 am ?

    Some people consider till to be different to until.

    AS/SA Nº 8, p.426; Tobin: "Till vs Until: A Sign-Oriented Approach"

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