Does “:00” Mean “O’clock”?

I have not seen a written rule about “o’clock” equaling “:00” in a standard English text. I would love to have a reference for that rule. I know that many people were taught that. I have simply never seen it written as a rule. There are three separate English rules for transcribing times. I believe that, in our era of …

Already a Unit = No Hyphen

When the word “dollars” is said and there are numbers above a million with the figure and the word, the dollar sign is used, and the combination is considered to be a unit and uses no hyphen. (NOTE: It is perfectly fine to use all figures for these, though it is probably easier to read in the figure-word combination.) …They spent $1.2 …

The Word “Number”

When the word “number” is said and is followed by a figure, it is abbreviated except when it begins a sentence since it would look like hte word “no.” …It refers to Section No. 123. …I am on page No. 15. …Number 84 is not included here. The plural of the abbreviation is “Nos.” …I have read Nos. 15 and …

The Ordinal Number

All dates are in figures. The rule in English is that the ordinal is NOT added to the date after the month. …It occurred on June 2 late in the afternoon. …The date is May 4, 2015. …We visited him on July 1 of last year. But… …on the 2nd of June… …May the 4th… Whether you transcribe it or …

Searchable Documents and Times

We are in the era of “searchable” documents. An attorney looking for the time of day is not likely to put in “ten” or “four” in his search. The English rules of the 1990s for times don’t work anymore. It is correct that English says to put the number into words with the word “o’clock.” We have moved beyond that …

The Word “Number”

When the word number is part of a sequential reference in front of a figure, it should be abbreviated “No.” The plural is “Nos.” …I believe it is page No. 4. …It is referenced here as Check No. 4543. …They were listed in Chapters Nos. 5 and 7. Happy punctuating! Margie

Percents

All percentages are in figures with the word percent, not the symbol. If there is a suffix added, it is added to the word percent. …He spent 22 percent more. …They saved 4 percent by paying cash. …It is a 5 percent-off sale. Happy punctuating! Margie