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    Martina Durisova is offline Junior Member
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    Smile is 14 o'clock correct?

    Is is14 o'clock correct when I express time? Should I use 2 p.m. and this way of expressing time?
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    Re: is 14 o'clock correct?

    Use 2 PM.

    The 24 hour clock is not in general use in the US, except for the military and other technical purposes. Even then, no one would speak of "fourteen o'clock." The military would say "fourteen hundred hours."

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    Re: is 14 o'clock correct?

    If you do use the 24-hour clock, the normal way of reading that would be 14 hundred (hours).

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    Re: is 14 o'clock correct?

    If it's not an exact hour, we don't say the "hundred" part.

    1400 hrs = fourteen hundred hours
    1425 hrs = fourteen twenty-five [hours]
    1440 hrs = fourteen forty [hours]
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: is 14 o'clock correct?

    Just don't mix the two. '14 p.m.' doesn't mean anything - apart from being just silly (as 'p.m.' means 'after midday' - so that '14 p.m.' would be '02.00 tomorrow')

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