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    Cool Help please!

    Thank you for looking at my thread, I would like to know what's is the correct way to write o'clock without the contrast " ' " between the o and the c.

    And thank you one more time....

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    Re: Help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by schoolisathome View Post
    Thank you for looking at my thread, I would like to know what's is the correct way to write o'clock without the contrast " ' " between the o and the c.
    I do not understand your question. The correct way to write the expression is as you did - with an apostrophe: o' clock.

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    Lightbulb Re: Help please!

    Firstable, thank you for taking your time helping me. We are going through this words that use apostrophe (thank you by the way), words that are composed exemplo:doesn't, aren't, they'll and so on. We are using a grammar book which gives us a list and the word o'clock is the only word that we couldn't solve. I new that was the way to write it (just so you know English is my second language). But now since is in the list I'm doubting it. Help please!!

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    Re: Help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by schoolisathome View Post
    Firstable First of all (?), thank you for taking your time helping me. We are going through this these words that use an apostrophe (thank you by the way), words that are composed contracted, for exeamploe: "doesn't", "aren't", "they'll" and so on. We are using a grammar book which gives us a list and the word o'clock is the only word that we couldn't solve. I Knew that was the way to write it (just so you know English is my second language). But now since is in the list I'm doubting it. Help please!!
    "o' clock" appears to be a contraction of "of the clock".

    I am not sure what you mean by the sentence I have underlined.

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    Re: Help please!

    I concur with the answer: I learned at primary school that o'clock was a contraction of "of the clock".

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    Re: Help please!

    Whatever it was originally a contraction of, it is not used nowadays. It is "o'clock" and that is how it is used.

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