Southeast Missouri State University

Time

  1. Use "Monday,: "Tuesday," etc., for days of the week within seven days before or after the current date. Use the month and a figure for dates beyond this range. Avoid such redundancies as "last Tuesday" or "next Tuesday." The past, present or future tense used for the verb usually provides adequate indication of which Tuesday is meant.

    ie. He said he finished the job Tuesday. She will return on Tuesday.
  2. When referring to the time that an event will take place, the preferred order of the elements is 1) time 2) day 3) place.

    ie. The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m., Sept. 23 in Academic Auditorium.
  3. Use figures except for "noon" and "midnight." Use a colon to separate hours from minutes. Do not use "00" in reference to times at the top of the hour.
    Correct
    11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

    Incorrect
    11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
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