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Old 06-11-2020, 09:47 PM
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1/ a/ It is Tuesday June 30, 2020

b/ It is 11:59 AM
c/ At the instant that the clock changes to 12, Is that 12 AM or 12 PM

2/ a/ You are asked to pick up someone at 12 AM on Tuesday June 30.
b/ The airport is 15 minutes away. What day is it when you leave the house?
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Old 06-11-2020, 09:56 PM
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Old 06-11-2020, 09:59 PM
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I would of said noon, I never use am or pm when referring to the middle of the day. Keeps simpler.
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I would of said noon, I never use am or pm when referring to the middle of the day. Keeps simpler.
^^^^^^What he said^^^^^^^

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language states "By convention, 12 AM denotes midnight and 12 PM denotes noon. Because of the potential for confusion, it is advisable to use 12 noon and 12 midnight."

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Is noon 12 am or 12 pm?
To avoid confusion, the correct way to express 12 o'clock is 12 noon or 12 midnight.
Alternatively, the 24-hour clock system may be used - 12:00 and 24:00 (or 00:00) respectively.
The abbreviation am stands for ante-meridiem (before the Sun has crossed the meridian line) and pm stands for post-meridiem (after the Sun has crossed the meridian line).
At 12 noon, the Sun is at its highest point in the sky and directly over the meridian. It is therefore neither 'ante' (am) nor 'post' (pm).
Is noon 12 am or 12 pm? Midday & midnight time explained | Royal Observatory Greenwich
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Once you use military time, the answer becomes clear.
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Monday.
Leave for airport @ 23.45 hrs. arrive 00.00hrs.
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1/ a/ It is Tuesday June 30, 2020

b/ It is 11:59 AM
c/ At the instant that the clock changes to 12, Is that 12 AM or 12 PM

2/ a/ You are asked to pick up someone at 12 AM on Tuesday June 30.
b/ The airport is 15 minutes away. What day is it when you leave the house?
OK, I'll try.......

Question 1) 12 PM

Question 2) Monday, June 29

How did I do?
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Old 06-12-2020, 05:59 AM
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12pm
I’d leave Monday at 11:45pm

This is not at all confusing.

However, if you’re asked to pick them up on Tuesday 12am. However, if it’s already 11:45am on Tuesday, you’ve left them at the airport.

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I would definitely ask them if they mean midnight. I have found that some people do believe that 12:00am means noon. I wouldn’t take a chance of leaving my house so late at night, just to find out I am 12 hours early.
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1/ a/ It is Tuesday June 30, 2020

b/ It is 11:59 AM
c/ At the instant that the clock changes to 12, Is that 12 AM or 12 PM

2/ a/ You are asked to pick up someone at 12 AM on Tuesday June 30.
b/ The airport is 15 minutes away. What day is it when you leave the house?

- it's 12pm

- second question....doesn't matter what time of day it would be....I don't do pickups at the airport....I'd have them take a taxi
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I would of said noon, I never use am or pm when referring to the middle of the day. Keeps simpler.
I do the same
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Old 06-12-2020, 06:49 AM
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12 noon or 12 midnight. It doesn’t make sense to say 12pm or 12am
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Old 06-12-2020, 06:53 AM
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Thank you Sir for the education, I didn’t know the definition. I love trivia and now understand AM/PM. Now I will say noon or midnight & not AM or PM. Thanks again
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am. Monday at 11:45 pm
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