# How To Write Analogue Time

Welcome to today's tutorial on how to write analogue time. We all know analogue clocks and watches operate with hands that point to the hours, minutes, and sometimes, seconds. Analogue time is displayed in a 12-hour format with AM and PM, while digital time is in a 24-hour format.

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## Parts of an Analogue Clock

Before we delve into writing analogue time, it is essential to understand the different parts of an analogue clock. They include:

• The hour hand
• The minute hand
• The second hand
• The clock face
• The numbers denoting hours

With the basic knowledge of the parts of an analogue clock, we can proceed to the main business of the day, writing analogue time.

## Steps to Write Analogue Time

### Step 1: Write the Hour Hand Position

The first step to writing analogue time is to state the position of the hour hand. Look at the clock face and identify where the hour hand is pointing to. For instance, if the hour hand is pointing at three, you can write the hour digit as 3.

### Step 2: Write the Minute Hand Position

The second step is to identify the position of the minute hand. Check where the minute hand is pointing on the clock face. For instance, if the minute hand is pointing at o'clock, then the minute hand digit is zero. Consequently, the analogue time becomes 3:00.

### Step 3: Add the Seconds Hand (If Present)

If the clock has a second hand, you can add it to the analogue time. Look at the position of the seconds' hand and write the digit to the right of the analogue time. For example, if the seconds hand is pointing at 30, the analogue time reads 3:00:30.

### Step 4: Determine AM or PM (If necessary)

In the 12-hour format of analogue time, the time of day is indicated by AM (ante meridiem) or PM (post meridiem). AM refers to the hours from midnight (00:00) to noon (12:00), while PM refers to the hours from noon (12:00) to midnight (00:00).

When writing analogue time, the time of day should also be indicated. If it is in the morning (before noon), write AM after the analogue time. For instance, if the analogue time is 7:30 in the morning, write it as 7:30 AM.

However, if it is in the afternoon or evening (past noon), write PM after the analogue time. For instance, if the analogue time is 5:30 in the evening, write it as 5:30 PM.

## Conclusion

Writing analogue time is simple and straightforward if you understand the different parts of an analogue clock. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you should be able to write analogue time accurately and confidently.

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