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how to properly write time

how to properly write time

Two thousand sixteen was an eventful year in politics.
The key to overcoming your struggle with dates is to understand the prevailing conventions and then apply them clearly—and consistently.

A variety of different styles may be acceptable for formal invitations. The following style should be used in text for print and electronic communications. Use numbers for times, except for noon and midnight, use a colon to separate hours and minutes and do not use ciphers (double zeros) with whole hours.
An n-dash may be used with dates (e.g., July 18–21), and should always be used with dates when both days of the week and dates are included.

How to properly write time

Mark Nichol on August 30, 2011 2:06 pm
However, as in the second example in the second paragraph, the combination of day, date, and time requires organizational punctuation: “The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31, at 7 p.m.”

How to properly write time

  • ALL CAPS, small caps, or lower case (e.g., 12 AM, 12 AM , or 12 am)
  • With or without periods between the letters (e.g., 8 PM or 8 P.M.)
  • With or without a space after the number (e.g., 1 AM or 1AM)

For instance, the following are all acceptable ways of punctuating a time:

We cordially invite you to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Joe’s Restaurant on Monday, the 12th of May at 4 o’clock p.m.

She has been working since 5 in the morning

References:

http://wmich.edu/writing/rules/times
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/how-to-punctuate-references-to-dates-and-times/
http://getproofed.com/writing-tips/7-top-tips-writing-time/
http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/167834/how-do-you-denote-date-and-time-in-written-english
http://reedsy.com/discovery/blog/book-review-examples