She also teaches interior design every weekday from ten to <noon/midday>.

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Tenacious Learner

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Spanish
Hello teachers,
If I want say 'twelve', shouldn't it be better to say 'to noon', or 'to midday' in terms to clarify if it is midday or midnight?
I know that the logic says that that nobody, I think, teaches from 10 to 12 midnight. Just to avoid confusion and not using 'from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.', which always gives a lot of controversy.

Context:
She also teaches interior design every weekday from ten to twelve, at a technical school twenty miles from Lincoln.

Thanks in advance.
 
  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    If you think people may misunderstand you, you could say:
    She also teaches interior design every weekday from ten to twelve noon.
    At least, that's what I would say, as a speaker of American English.

    However, I don't think it's very likely that people would misunderstand you in this case, though there may be others in which 'twelve' by itself would be confusing.
     

    Tenacious Learner

    Senior Member
    Spanish
    If you think people may misunderstand you, you could say:
    She also teaches interior design every weekday from ten to twelve noon.
    At least, that's what I would say, as a speaker of American English.

    However, I don't think it's very likely that people would misunderstand you in this case, though there may be others in which 'twelve' by itself would be confusing.
    Hello Cagey,
    Thank you for your comments.

    TL

    Another option is to say
    "every weekday morning, from 10 to 12.
    Hello suzi br,
    Isn't that a very good option option too? Thanks.

    TL
     
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