Common mistake AM in the morning (AM)

Common Mistake: Using "AM" with "in the morning"

One very common mistake that many people make is using the term "AM" with the phrase "in the morning." The abbreviation "AM" actually stands for "ante meridiem," which is Latin for "before midday." Therefore, using it with the phrase "in the morning" is redundant and can be corrected.

Why is it incorrect?

The reason why this mistake is incorrect is because "in the morning" already implies the time period before midday. Therefore, adding "AM" to the phrase is unnecessary and redundant.

How to correct it?

To correct this mistake, you simply need to remove the "AM" from the phrase. For example:

  • Incorrect: I woke up at 7 AM in the morning.
  • Correct: I woke up at 7 in the morning.

By removing the redundant "AM," the sentence becomes grammatically correct and conveys the same meaning.

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AM in the morning (AM) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    It's 5 AM in the morning.

    It's 5 AM.

  • Correct:
    He doesn't know where I am in the morning.
  • Incorrect:
    It's 5 A.M. in the morning.

    It's 5 A.M..

  • Correct:
    It's 5 A.M.
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