Mastering Time: Understanding "AM/PM" Abbreviation

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Understanding time conventions is crucial in mastering English. Among these, "AM" and "PM" are vital abbreviations, denoting periods before and after midday, respectively. "AM" stands for "ante meridiem," Latin for "before midday," while "PM" stands for "post meridiem," Latin for "after midday."

Here are some examples of their usage:

  1. My flight leaves at 9 AM tomorrow, so I need to wake up early.
  2. Let's schedule the meeting for 3 PM, after lunch.
  3. The store closes at 10 PM, so we have plenty of time to shop.
  4. She prefers to exercise in the morning, so she goes for a run at 6 AM.
  5. The movie starts at 7:30 PM, don't be late!

Understanding AM and PM helps in effective communication, ensuring clarity in scheduling events and appointments. Incorporating these abbreviations into daily conversations enhances English language fluency.

May, 2024

Posted by Oxford Language Club

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