# Times of Day (AM or PM)

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## What Does AM and PM Stand For?

Have you ever heard someone ask 'what time of day is it?' When someone talks about times of day, they are talking about times like morning, evening and afternoon. What is the meaning of AM and PM? When something happens in the morning, we can use the word AM to talk about it and when something happens in the afternoon we can use the word PM to talk about it.

## AM and PM – Meaning

We have found out that AM refers to times in the morning and PM refers to times in the afternoon but what times exactly. This table shows us at what times of day we use AM and PM.

AM/PM Time of Day
AM The morning. Any time before 12 midday.
PM The afternoon and evening. Anytime from 12 midday onwards.

## What is am and pm?

AM and PM help us to split the day in half to discuss activities that happen, but how can you tell when to use AM or PM?

• First: think about what the activity is.

• Then: think about when the activity is.

• If it happens in the morning, the activity happens in the AM.

• If it happens in the afternoon, the activity happens in the PM.

## AM vs PM – Examples

Let’s try an example. A friend of yours tells you that they finished their book yesterday. They stayed up until 10 PM! Is 10 PM morning or night?

Remember, first identify what the activity is, and then when the activity happens.

Remember: We use AM for activities before 12 midday and we use PM for activities after 12 midday.

An activity that happens at 10 PM happens at night.

Let’s try another example, is 12 noon AM or PM? Remember to first think about what the activity is, then think about when the activity is.

Is noon 12 AM or 12 PM? AM is used to refer to the time until noon so noon and anytime after that is PM. That means that when we ask, is noon 12 am or pm, we say PM!

## Identifying AM and PM – Summary of Steps:

To identify if an activity is AM or PM, remember these steps;

• First: think about what the activity is.

• Then: think about when the activity is.

• If it happens in the morning, the activity is AM.

• If it happens in the afternoon, the activity is PM.

Have you practiced AM PM yet? On this website, you can also find am/pm worksheets and interactive activities. You’ll then be able to say if it is am or pm right now!

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### TranscriptTimes of Day (AM or PM)

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## Times of Day (AM or PM) exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learned? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video Times of Day (AM or PM).
• ### Does the picture show the AM or PM?

Hints

Think about what time of day is shown in each picture.

In this picture, the sun is rising in the morning. What time of day is it?

Remember:

• AM means it happens in the morning.
• PM means it happens in the afternoon or at night.

Solution

AM and PM are times of day.

We use the word AM to talk about the morning.

We use the word PM to talk about the afternoon and the night

• ### Finish the sentences by putting the correct time of day in the blanks.

Hints

Morning is the time of day when you wake up and go to school.

Afternoon is the time of day when you go home from school.

Night is the time of day when you go to sleep.

AM and PM are words used to talk about the time of day. AM happens before PM every day.

Solution

If it happens in the morning, it is AM.

If it happens in the afternoon or at night, it is PM.

• ### Which activities happen in the PM?

Hints

Think about what time of day you do each of these activities. Do they happen in the morning, in the afternoon, or at night?

Remember AM means it happens in the morning and PM means it happens in the afternoon or at night.

Solution

We use the word AM to talk about the morning and the word PM to talk about the afternoon and the night.

PM

• You look at stars at night, so this happens in the PM.
• You go to sleep at night, so this happens in the PM.

AM
• You ride the bus to school in the morning, so this happens in the AM.
• You eat breakfast in the morning, so this happens in the AM.

• ### Which sentences use AM / PM correctly?

Hints

Think about when you do each activity. Do you do them in the morning, in the afternoon or at night?

Remember AM means it happens in the morning and PM means it happens in the afternoon or at night.

Make sure the activities in the sentences match the time of day that is written.

Solution

Three of the sentences are correct.

• You sit at a campfire at night, so PM is correct.
• You watch a movie at night, so PM is correct.
• You do your homework in the afternoon or at night, so PM is correct.
One sentence is not correct.

• You do not go home from school in the morning, so AM is not correct.
• The correct sentence is: I go home from school in the PM.
• ### Which activities happen in the AM and which happen in the PM?

Hints

Think about when you do each of these activities. Do they happen in the morning, in the afternoon, or at night?

Remember AM means it happens in the morning and PM means it happens in the afternoon or at night.

Solution

We use the word AM to talk about the morning.
We use the word PM to talk about the afternoon or night.

You watch the sunset in the afternoon, so this activity happens in the PM.

You get dressed for school in the morning, so this activity happens in the AM.

You read a bedtime story at night, so this activity happens in the PM.

• ### Do these activities happen in the AM, the PM, or both the AM and the PM?

Hints

Remember AM means it happens in the morning and PM means it happens in the afternoon or at night.

Some activities only happen in the morning.
Some activities only happen in the afternoon.
Some activities can happen both in the morning and in the afternoon.

Which of the activities starts in the morning and ends in the afternoon?

Solution

We use the word AM to talk about the morning and PM to talk about the afternoon and the night.

You eat dinner at night, so it is PM.

You wake up in the morning, so it is AM.

You study at school in the morning and you study at school in the afternoon, so it happens in both the AM and PM.