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Writing time -- colon and full stop (period)

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Karen123456, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Karen123456 Senior Member

    Malaysia English
    Why is time sometimes written with a full stop and sometimes a colon? For example, 8.00pm and 8:00pm.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
  3. Karen123456 Senior Member

    Malaysia English
    Thanks, Copyright.

    After reading all the replies, it seems that the Americans would use a colon for time, and the British would use a full stop.








     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2013

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