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    #1

    near 3 pm

    I know it is correct to say "it is nearLY three pm now."
    but can I say "I will meet you near three pm tomorrow." {nearly certainly sounds strange}?
    So, we can use nearly/near before time depending on the situations?
    THANKS

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    #2

    Re: near 3 pm

    No. You can say 'I will meet you about/around three tomorrow. If the traffic is heavy, it might be nearer quarter past.'

    You only need to say 'pm' if there's a chance the guy might think you want meet in the middle of the night.

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