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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:47 am 
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I have got a question from the Alpha Series 11+ Practice papers Pack one. For the question no.16 on Paper 1, it says "write 2.55pm using the 24-hour clock."

The answer is 1455hrs. Can the answer be 14:55?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:14 pm 
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jlpyuk wrote:
Can the answer be 14:55?



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24-hour_clock

14:55 is the most correct answer

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I'd bow the the Final-Oracle-Of-All-Things-English, i.e. the Guardian Style Book:

http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-files/G ... ok2007.pdf

Under "Time" it says:

times1am, 6.30pm, etc; 10 o’clock last night but 10pm
yesterday; half past two, a quarter to three, 10 to 11, etc; for
24-hour clock, 00.47, 23.59; use noon, midday or midnight
rather than 12am, 12pm

Hence, true English still uses a full stop rather than colon!

Not sure how pendantic the Alpha Series will be... :)


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