WHAT DOES AM STANDS FOR? The word ‘AM’ can be quite puzzling and ambiqious
for most people as some of them can’t answer the question
” What do AM stand for”
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Fortunately, this article will help you wonder no more.
AM stands for “ante meridiem“. The Latin phrase which translates before
midday or before noon while PM, the Latin phrase translates after noon.
AM is used to describe the first 12 hours of the day while PM is used to describe the
Last 12 hours of the day.
Sometimes, confusion often arises from having two of every “O’ Clock which is normally seen in both the day and night. People in most countries encounter flaws while reading the 12 hours system because these set of people use only the 24 hour clock to memorize when it is AM or PM.
Countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Malta to mention but a few utilises the 12-hour Clock System.
However, it is important to note that it is best to lower case AM and PM. That is, a.m and p.m respectively.
The 12-hour system is easy to pronounce as it is used on matters that is less complex and while engaging in informal conversation. That is to say, it is easier to say 6p.m than saying 18hours of the day.
The 24-hour system is widely used in Formal communication while accounting for a particular period of the day.