Time Phrases in English To Talk About Parts of the Day

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Some of my students have asked me to help them out with the different time phrases we have in English to talk about the parts of a day, so today, I created this illustration to help you remember them. Let’s have a look!

Today is the current day. Today begins with this morning. Then we have this afternoon, this evening, and tonight.

Yesterday is the previous day. Yesterday begins with yesterday morning. Then we have yesterday afternoon, yesterday evening, and last night.

Tomorrow is the following day. Tomorrow begins with tomorrow morning. Then we have tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow evening, and tomorrow night.

We have some other basic time phrases in English:

  • in the morning
  • in the afternoon
  • in the evening
  • at night

Exactly 12:00pm is noon.

Exactly 12:00am (o:00) is midnight.

The time period between 12:00am and about 4:00am is in the middle of the night.

If you know anyone who has trouble with this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!