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How do you write AM PM in AP style?

AP Style time of day holds that the time descriptors “ante meridiem” (before noon) and “post meridiem” (after noon) should be abbreviated with lowercase letters and with periods (a.m. and p.m.).

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Similarly, what is the correct way to write AM and PM?

AM and PM as Lowercase Letters. There are a few generally accepted ways to write these abbreviations in your writing. The first and most common way to write them is with lowercase “a.m.” and “p.m.” This way requires periods, and both Chicago Style and AP Style recommend this way of writing the abbreviations.

One may also ask, how do you write time in AP? Time and dates Time: Use lowercase a.m. and p.m., with periods. Always use figures, with a space between the time and the a.m. or p.m.: “By 6:30 a.m. she was long gone.” If it's an exact hour, no “:00″ is required.

Secondly, should AM and PM be capitalized?

AM / PM. It is now rare to see periods placed after these abbreviations as in “A.M.”; but in formal writing it is still preferable to capitalize them, though the lower-case “am” and “pm” are now so popular they are not likely to get you into trouble.

What is an AP style of writing?

The content of newspapers and other mass media is typically the result of many different writers and editors working together. AP style provides consistent guidelines for such publications in terms of grammar, spelling, punctuation and language usage. Some guiding principles behind AP style are: Consistency.

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