In the USA we would not say "12:00, midnight"; we would just say "midnight". We also use the colon [:] and not the period (.) between the hours and minutes.About both. Well, can I put "at 12.10 midnight"?
It appears he is trying to forgo the a.m./p.m. designations. With out the "a.m." I would be forced to call it "morning".You might note that when using the 12-hour clock, we use "midnight" and "noon" to avoid the ambiguity of 12:00 a.m. and p.m., which does not exist if you say 12:10 a.m.
Thank you. But what about my previous post concerning the understanding of "midnight'?
No. Midnight is midnight - 00.00 using 24-hour notation.. Not 00.01 and not 00.59. It doesn't matter whether it is spoken or written.I thought that midnight is any time after 12 but before 1 a.m. And I'm interested in both speech and writing.
And the same would hold true for “noon”.No. Midnight is midnight - 00.00 using 24-hour notation.. Not 00.01 and not 00.59. It doesn't matter whether it is spoken or written.
People may say "at midnight" when they meant "at about midnight", but that would be somewhere between 23.45 and 00.15 (approximately), not between 00.00 and 00.59.