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    What do we call three parts of a month?

    There are 30 days in September, we call the period 11th-20th September "Mid-September".

    What do we call the period 1st-10th September, and the period 21st -30th September?

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    Re: How to call three parts of a month

    None of these terms are that precise, but you can divide a month into (for example) early September, mid-September, and late September. Note that only mid-September takes a hyphen as a noun phrase. They're all hyphenated when they're adjectives: It was a late-September evening.
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    What to call the parts of a month

    This one.
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    Re: How to call three parts of a month

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    None of these terms are that precise, but you can divide a month into (for example) early September, mid-September, and late September. Note that only mid-September takes a hyphen as a noun phrase. They're all hyphenated when they're adjectives: It was a late-September evening.
    Are "early, "mid" and "late" also applicable to year?

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    Re: How to call three parts of a month

    You can divide the year into four quarters and call them first quarter (1Q), second quarter (2Q) and so on, as is common in business reports.
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    Re: What do we call three parts of a month?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigC View Post
    Are "early, "mid" and "late" also applicable to a year?
    Yes, but Ted's answer is better.

    Note that I have improved your thread title. We don't start a question with 'How to', and it should have had a question mark anyway.

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    Re: What do we call three parts of a month?

    'Mid-year' is not uncommon.
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    Re: What to call the parts of a month

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    This one.
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    Re: What to call the parts of a month

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    I was suggesting "What to call the parts of a month" instead of "How to ...."
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    Re: How to call three parts of a month

    Quote Originally Posted by bigC View Post
    Are "early, "mid-" and "late" also applicable to year?
    I think they're fine. We don't always need to be exact.

    Note, though, that mid isn't a word, it's a prefix. So it's hyphenated, and it's sometimes phrased differently. Examples:

    - It was early/late 2010 when we met.
    - It was mid-2010 when we met.

    - I'll see you sometime early/late in the year.
    - I'll see you sometime mid-year.
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