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    How to read 0001?

    If you read 0000 zero hours in the 24-hour time system, how do you read 0001?

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    Re: How to read 0001?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fujibei View Post
    If you read 0000 zero hours in the 24-hour time system, how do you read 0001?
    Zero zero zero one.

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    Re: How to read 0001?

    In BrE, it can be "oh oh oh one". Half-past midnight is "oh oh thirty".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to read 0001?

    I'd call it 'one minute past midnight' or 'twelve oh one am'.

    Wouldn't a military person or air traffic controller say 'zero hundred hours zero one'?

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    Re: How to read 0001?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'd call it 'one minute past midnight' or 'twelve oh one am'.

    Wouldn't a military person or air traffic controller say 'zero hundred hours zero one'?
    If I weren't a military person or had anything to do with an airport, I wouldn't expect to see the time written as 0001 anyway. I worked at an airport for over a decade so I expect to see flight times numbered in this way and we used the twenty-four hour clock at all times. Flights were due at "oh five thirty" or "fifteen twenty" etc. Admittedly, if I saw "0001" outside of that context, I would say "one minute past midnight".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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