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From what time to what time, we can say, "good evening"?
From what time to what time, we can say, "good night"? or "good morning?
Approved answer (verified by BarbaraPA)
Since I usually have this one wrong, I'll attempt an answer and wait for somebody to correct me.
Good morning: from dawn to midday
Good afternoon: from midday to sunset or sixish [that would be around 6:00 pm]
Good evening: from sunset [or sixish] to bedtime
As I said previously, I often had it wrong. When I was staying in the UK, I often caught myself saying "good morning" at 1-2 pm because where I live it works quite differently. Needless to say, sometimes I received a look of disapproval. , so wait for a native's confirmation, ok?
TanitGood morning: from dawn to middayThese definitions sound entirely reasonable to me.
How about "good night"?
Six is a reasonable dividing line, if the sun is still up.
I think till 12 Noon is Good Morning
and 12- 4Pm is Good After noon
after 4 Pm is Good Evening.
4 pm is too early for "good evening," even in the winter. The prior suggestion of 6 pm is reasonable.
Anonymous:thanx for the information
but i have a question ( what we say after midnight 12.00 (00.00)
because right now i am on duty and its my first time that i am working after middnight ..
so plz help before my phone ringing....................
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