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Stella S.
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Hi! I'd like to know which of the following is the correct form:

3.30 pm
4.30 p.m.
5.30 pm.

THANK YOU!
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Einde O'Callagh
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"Stella S." wrote:
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[q1]> Hi! I'd like to know which of the following is the correct form:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> 3.30 pm[/q1]
[q1]> 3.30 p.m.[/q1]
[q1]> 3.30 pm.[/q1]
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As I understand it American style manuals prefer "p.m.", whereas British writers, newspapers and
partucularly typists often use "pm". This is because in Britain superfluous punctuation marks are
often left our,
e.g. (or eg) "Mr", "etc" etc, except at the end of a sentence. So: "We are meeting at 8 pm." but
"The 7 pm meeting has been cancelled."

Although typists are taught this in typing class this usage is still controversial even in Britain.

Regards, Einde o'Callaghan
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Sally Marks
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Hello, According to my writer's reference
3:30 p.m. or
4:30 P.M. are the only correct forms

your welcome!

"Stella S." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
[q1]> Hi! I'd like to know which of the following is the correct form:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> 3.30 pm[/q1]
[q1]> 3.30 p.m.[/q1]
[q1]> 3.30 pm.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> THANK YOU![/q1]
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