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Hour vs Our

Hour vs Our. Clean up the house because our guests will arrive in exactly one hour. Clean up your writing with ErrNET copyediting technology!

Hour is a noun that means a period equal to a twenty-fourth part of a day and night and divided in to 60 minutes; the distance traveled in one hour; a point in time; a fixed period for an activity, such as work, use of a building, etc.

Our is a possessive pronoun that means belonging to or associated with the speaker and one or more other people previously mentioned or easily identified; belonging to or associated with people in general; used by a writer, editor, or monarch to refer to something belonging to or associated with himself or herself.

Hour and our are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. These words are often confused and misused in English writing. You can avoid this error in your writing by using ErrNET copyediting technology!

Hour sentence examples:

Do not let the meat marinate for over an hour or it will get too salty.

I hope that my closest friends and loved ones are with me for my final hour of life.

I will be over there within the hour.

The news program repeats itself every hour.

The new neighborhood dry cleaner claims that they can have your clothes back to you within an hour.

Wow that hour went by very quickly!

Our sentence examples:

Our guests will arrive in thirty minutes so be sure that the appetizers are set out and the wine is ready to pour.

Don’t you dare talk to our children like that!

Our species is the most dangerous one of all.

Our family went through some very difficult times including several tragedies and some serious financial struggles.

We have our finances in order so I think we should sell our house and move to the beach.

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