Today my adult ESL students were discussing going to the movies.
I broke them into pairs to have a conversation.
Student 1: Would you like to meet me at 5:00 in the evening to see a movie?
Student 2: 5:00 o’clock is not evening. 5:00 o’clock is afternoon.
Me: 5:00 can be called afternoon or evening. Both are OK.
2: 5:00 is afternoon.
Me: You can say that 5:00 is too early, and you would prefer to meet later.
2: 5:00 O’CLOCK IS AFTERNOON!
Yeah, I’m guessing this guy doesn’t get too many invitations.