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What time should you use the greeting good evening?

Asked by MrManners (4points) July 20th, 2010

after 5pm? after 6pm?

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Austinlad's avatar

I think when the sun starts to go down.

ninahenry's avatar

good afternoon – 12pm – 6pm
good evening – 6pm til late

that’s what I’d say anyway, but it’s totally subjective. whatever you say, say it with a smile and enjoy the rest of the day :)

aprilsimnel's avatar

I say it from 5pm until ~8pm.

netgrrl's avatar

5 pm (I would never say I get off work at 5 pm in the afternoon!)

downtide's avatar

I’d say it after I’ve finished work, which would be either 4pm or 6pm depending on which shift I’m on. I wouldn’t say evening if I’m still in the office, it feels like afternoon then.

knitfroggy's avatar

I would say 6pm is evening.

Kayak8's avatar

Depends on daylight savings time and the season of the year. In the midwest, I would probably say “good evening” at 8 or so in the summer and as early as 4:30 in dead of winter.

judochop's avatar

5pm seems to be standard where I live.

Zyx's avatar

0:00 End Evening, Start Night
6:00 End Night, Start Morning
12:00 End Morning, Start Afternoon
18:00 End Afternoon, Start Evening.

Luffle's avatar

I say good morning when I wake up. That could be 5am, 8am, 12pm, 3pm… LOL.

On the other hand, I think evening starts 6pm for me. That’s usually when I start to think about dinner.

NaturallyMe's avatar

I’ve never thought about this really, but i’d say 6PM too.

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