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Telling the time is a language function, which is usually taught at an elementary level.

We can use either the 12 hour clock or the 24 hour clock. When using the 24 hour clock in writing people typically give the time using the 12 hour clock. some other languages use the 24 hr clock in speaking.

Hours are marked with "o'clock" /ə klɒk/. Note the linking sounds /w/ in two o'clock, /j/ in 3 o'clock and /r/ in four o'clock. Otherwise the consonant before the schwa is quite strong.