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    Preposition on usage

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    The train leaves on the hour.

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    Re: Preposition on usage

    It means that it leaves at exactly XX o'clock.

    If the train leaves at 8am, 9am, 10am, 4pm, midnight etc, then it leaves on the hour.
    If it leaves at any number of minutes to, or past, the hour, then it doesn't leave on the hour.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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