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    What's the correct way to right "time"?

    Hello,

    I am currently writing a novel, my second, and my question is this;

    In dialogue, what is the correct way to write time.

    For example - "Meet me at 3:00 pm." or "Meet me at 3 pm." or "Meet me at three o'clock pm." or "Meet me at three this afternoon."

    Thanks

    Blindogg

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    Re: What's the correct way to right "time"?

    Hi, in a novel I would use 'Meet me at three this afternoon.' I wouldn't use this, "Meet me at three o'clock pm." unless I wanted to suggest that the speaker was uneducated. All the others are possible.

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