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    How to read 17:00 - 19:00?

    Time: 17:00 - 19:00

    How should I read 17:00 - 19:00? Seventeen hundred hours to nineteen hundred hours?
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    #2

    Re: How to read 17:00 - 19:00?

    That would be the military way to say it. I would say 5 PM to 7 PM.

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    Re: How to read 17:00 - 19:00?

    Yes, if you use the 24-hour system, though it's not that common- most people would use the form Soothing Dave suggests.

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    Re: How to read 17:00 - 19:00?

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    How should I read 17:00 - 19:00? Seventeen hundred hours to nineteen hundred hours?
    Yes, or seventeen hundred to nineteen hundred hours. In fact, it used to be used in one hospital I worked at, since am. and pm. can be crucial in situations other than military. I think it's more common in Europe though.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 23-Apr-2015 at 20:52. Reason: minor typo

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    Re: How to read 17:00 - 19:00?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    In fact, it used to be used in one hospital I worked at
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    Re: How to read 17:00 - 19:00?

    Before I saw teechar's post, I edited Raymott's to add the missing word. Apologies.
    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 17:00 - 19:00?

    I worked at an airport for over a decade and flight times were always given using the 24-hour clock so I find myself still using it to this day. I would simply read it aloud as "seventeen hundred to nineteen hundred". The context would make it clear (usually) that it's about time so I wouldn't bother saying "hours" at the end.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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