How to tell and write the time in English
Students who are learning how to write, speak and communicate will, at some stage, need to learn how to tell the time in English.
Telling the time in English is very important, especially when visiting an English-speaking country and you are faced with a situation where you need to arrange an appointment or ask someone what the time is.
This article will teach you how to tell the time in English and also write the time in words. Let’s take a look!
The first thing you need to know about telling the time in English is that there is no 24-hour-system in English. Instead, we use the 12-hour-system, as follows:
- 9:00 – 9:00am
- 12:00 – noon
- 12:10 – 12:10 pm
- 15:00 – 3pm
- 18:00 – 6 pm
- 0:00 – midnight
Write the time in words
|7:00||It’s 7 o’clock.|
|7:05||It’s 5 past 7.||It’s seven oh five.|
|7:15||It’s quarter past 7.||It’s seven fifteen.|
|7:30||It’s half past 7.||It’s seven thirty.|
|7:35||It’s 25 to 8.||It’s seven thirty-five.|
|7:45||It’s quarter to 8.||It’s seven forty-five.|
|7:55||It’s 5 to 8.||It’s seven fifty-five.|
|8:00||It’s 8 o’clock.|
The above is quite a bit to take in, but once you have memorized how to tell the time in English, you will be in a better position to have a meaningful conversation with someone in English.
We recommend learning how to tell the time in English after you have learned the basics of English grammar and some basic vocabulary.
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