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    Greeting

    1) May I know the specific period of time on a day in greeting :

    • good morning
    • good afternoon
    • good evening
    • good night
    • good day
    • have a nice day
    • have a nice evening
    2) What days in a week do we greet others "have a nice weekend"?

    • Friday morning
    • Friday evening
    • Saturday morning
    • Saturday evening
    • Sunday morning
    • Sunday evening

    Tks/ ju

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    Re: Greeting

    [quote=Ju;462747]1) May I know the specific period of time on a day in greeting :

    • good morning : Anytime after 12:00 AM or Sunrise to 12:00 PM on meeting for the first time.
    • good afternoon : Anytime after 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM on meeting for the first time.
    • good evening : Anytime after 04:00 PM to midnight or 12:00 AM on meeting for the first time.
    • good night : Usually on parting in the evenings or nights.
    • good day : Usually on parting in the daytime.
    • have a nice day : Usually on parting during daytime.
    • have a nice evening : Usually on parting during evenings.
    2) What days in a week do we greet others "have a nice weekend"?
    Anytime before the weekend begins.

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    Re: Greeting

    [quote=SUDHKAMP;462755]
    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1) May I know the specific period of time on a day in greeting :

    • good morning : Anytime after 12:00 AM or Sunrise to 12:00 PM on meeting for the first time.
    • good afternoon : Anytime after 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM on meeting for the first time.
    • good evening : Anytime after 04:00 PM to midnight or 12:00 AM on meeting for the first time.
    • good night : Usually on parting in the evenings or nights.
    • good day : Usually on parting in the daytime.
    • have a nice day : Usually on parting during daytime.
    • have a nice evening : Usually on parting during evenings.
    2) What days in a week do we greet others "have a nice weekend"?
    Anytime before the weekend begins.
    Dear SUDHKAMP,

    Does it mean we should not say "have a nice weekend" on Saturdays and Sundays?

    Tks / ju

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    Re: Greeting

    [QUOTE=Ju;462760]
    Quote Originally Posted by SUDHKAMP View Post

    Dear SUDHKAMP,

    Does it mean we should not say "have a nice weekend" on Saturdays and Sundays?

    Tks / ju
    No, you may say so, but let it be rather at the beginning of such weekend. There must be reasonable part of weekend left at the time you say it.


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    Re: Greeting

    Not a teacher

    [quote=SUDHKAMP;462755]
    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1) May I know the specific period of time on a day in greeting :

    • good morning : Anytime after 12:00 AM or Sunrise to 12:00 PM on meeting for the first time.
    • good afternoon : Anytime after 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM on meeting for the first time.
    • good evening : Anytime after 04:00 PM to midnight or 12:00 AM on meeting for the first time.
    • good night : Usually on parting in the evenings or nights.
    • good day : Usually on parting in the daytime.
    • have a nice day : Usually on parting during daytime.
    • have a nice evening : Usually on parting during evenings.

    2) What days in a week do we greet others "have a nice weekend"?
    Anytime before the weekend begins.

    AM* and PM* Abbreviation(s), Latin phrase, Meaning

    Abbreviation(s) Latin phrase Meaning
    AM
    A.M.
    am
    a.m.
    Ante Meridiem
    Ante Meridian
    Latin = "before midday"
    before noon

    PM
    P.M.
    pm
    p.m.
    Post Meridiem
    Post Meridian
    Latin = "after midday"
    after noon
    Afternoon


    • Terms 12 a.m. and 12 p.m. cause confusion and should not be used as neither the "12 am" nor the "12 pm" designation is technically correct.
    • It advisable to use 12 noon and 12 midnight where clarity is required.
    • To avoid ambiguity, airlines, railroads, and insurance companies use 12:01am for an event beginning the day, 11:59pm for ending it.

    Abbreviation - AM and PM Ante Meridiem and Post Meridiem noon and afternoon midnight <-- this is a link, click on it to read the rest of the article.

    There ARE many websites that misuse it.

    You should not use it on a website like this where there are ESL students. Why teach them the wrong thing? Just because millions of people use it wrong doesn't mean it should be used wrong on an ESL website.

    "AM" means BEFORE noon. Think about that when you say: "It is 12:00 before noon" or "It is 12:00 after noon."

    The day ends at 12:00:00 Midnight or 24:00:00 using a 24 hour clock, the next day begins immediately AFTER Midnight. (00:00:00:01 or however far you want to take it, but "after" Midnight)

    11:58 am
    11:59 am
    12:00 Noon
    12:01 pm
    12:02 pm

    Students are here to learn, let's try to help them learn the correct way something is.

    Ken

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