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    It's 6:05.

    6:05
    It's 6 oh-5.
    It's six oh-five.
    It's 5 past 6.
    It's five past six.

    Hi,
    I have some time questions:

    1. Should I use the red dash or not? If yes, is it in its appropriate place?
    2. When writing the time, we should write as digits (1,2,3, ...) or as words (one, two, three ...)?

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    #2

    Re: It's 6:05.

    Write the time in digits.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: It's 6:05.

    1. Should I use the red dash or not? If yes, is it in its appropriate place?

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    #4

    Re: It's 6:05.

    If you need to write it in words, then you'll need more than one hyphen.

    It's six-oh-five.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: It's 6:05.

    It's very unusual to write 'oh' when writing down time. We normally only say it, as an alternative to saying 'zero'.

    The only natural circumstance I can think of to write 'oh' in the context of telling time is if you're writing character dialogue.
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    Re: It's 6:05.

    That's the context I was thinking of, though I failed to make that clear.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: It's 6:05.

    It's six-oh-five.

    Can we omit "oh"? I mean => It's six five.

    Can we?

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    #8

    Re: It's 6:05.

    No, because then it sounds like you're talking about height, not time.
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    #9

    Re: It's 6:05.

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoen View Post
    Can we omit "oh"? I mean => It's six five.
    We can in BrE, though it's not very common.

    There was a BBC TV programme called Six Five Special that aired at 6.05 pm in the late 1950s.
    Last edited by Tdol; 30-Nov-2016 at 11:55. Reason: Typo

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