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    What time should we change the greeting from good morning to good afternoon?

    Hi,

    What time should we change the greeting from good morning to good afternoon?
    What time should we change the greeting from good afternoon to good evening?
    Can we also say "good noon"?

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    Re: What time should we change the greeting from good morning to good afternoon?

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    What time should we change the greeting from good morning to good afternoon?
    After 12:00 (noon).

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    What time should we change the greeting from good afternoon to good evening?
    Probably when it starts getting dark.

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    Can we also say "good noon"?
    No.

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    Re: What time should we change the greeting from good morning to good afternoon?

    The first is easy. 12 noon.
    The second is not so clear. I think many people would say 6 PM give or take an hour.
    "Good noon" doesn't work.

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    #4

    Re: What time should we change the greeting from good morning to good afternoon?

    My salutations:

    12:01am to 11:59am -- good morning
    12noon to 4:59pm -- good afternoon
    5:00pm to 7:59pm -- good evening

    8:00pm to 12midnight -- "hi" or "hello", too tired for formalities

    noon is "high noon"
    midnight is "the witching hour"



    --lotus

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    Re: What time should we change the greeting from good morning to good afternoon?

    I don't agree with "good morning" for 12:01 AM. In most cases this would be the end of an evening. I think "good night" would be more common.

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    Re: What time should we change the greeting from good morning to good afternoon?

    It depends on the context. I used to work night shifts during which I had to deal with the public. If I spoke to someone at 12.01am (0001hrs), I said "Good morning".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What time should we change the greeting from good morning to good afternoon?

    Yes, context is important.

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