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24 hour time

Why is it necessary to add "du matin" to "cinq heures trente" .  Isn't it understood that it's 24 hour time, and it's therefore, AM?

Asked 3 years ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

In spoken French one frequently also uses 12h-style time. Hence, to remove the ambiguity, the addition of "du matin".

24 hour time

Why is it necessary to add "du matin" to "cinq heures trente" .  Isn't it understood that it's 24 hour time, and it's therefore, AM?

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