There are different ways to write and talk about the time. You can say the same thing in different ways.
This topic will show you how to tell the time and how to ask and answer questions about the time.
This table shows different ways to show the hour.
|Time||am or pm||24-hour||Say|
|12:00||12am||24:00=0:00||Twelve o'clock = Midnight|
|12:00||12pm||12:00||Twelve o'clock = Midday = noon|
Hours and minutes
This table shows how to talk about the time in hours in minutes.
|1:05||Five past one||One-oh-five|
|1:10||Ten past one||One-ten|
|1:15||Quarter past one||One-fifteen|
|1:20||Twenty past one||One-twenty|
|1:25||Twenty-five past one||One-twenty-five|
|1:30||Half past one||One-thirty|
Now that you know how to say the time, you need to know how to ask and answer questions about time.
What time is it?
What's the time?
Do you have the time?
- three o'clock (3:00)
- quarter past two (2:15)
- eight-twenty (8:20)