Lesson 77

Times of the Day in English (part II)


Let us continue to learn more about telling the times of the day!


Early Afternoon
It’s the time from 12:00 pm to about 3:00 pm.

Examples:

By early afternoon, the weather had brightened.
We met in the early afternoon .
I will go shopping this early afternoon with my friends.
I arrived in Osaka in the early afternoon, on the 22nd of December, 2020.


Afternoon
Afternoon begins at 12:00 pm and finishes at 5:00 pm.

Examples:

Do you have plans for this afternoon?
The snowstorm will last till tomorrow afternoon.
Will you be free this afternoon?
The foreign guests will call on you next Wednesday afternoon.

Late Afternoon
It’s the time from 4:00 pm to about 5:00 pm.

Examples:

By late afternoon, Micky had changed his mind.
A breeze came up in the late afternoon.
The shadows deepened toward late afternoon.
It was late afternoon and the light was beginning to fade.


Dusk
It’s the time around sunset.

Examples:

He works from dawn till dusk .
As dusk fell, bats began to fly between the trees.
The street lights turn on at dusk and go off at dawn.

 

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