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    rush hour/the rush hour/rush hours

    1. He likes to avoid the rush hour.
    2. He likes to avoid rush hours.
    3. He likes to avoid rush hour.

    Which of them is (are) the most appropriate choice(-s)?
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    Re: rush hour/the rush hour/rush hours

    It would be more typical in American English to say He likes to avoid rush hour traffic.
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    Re: rush hour/the rush hour/rush hours

    They're fine in BrE without using "traffic". I would say that 1 and 3 are the most commonly used.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: rush hour/the rush hour/rush hours

    If there’s an accident during _ rush hour, it can be chaos on the roads. Taken from http://www.englishcurrent.com/exerci...rcises-online/

    I typed "the" before "rush hour" and it was marked as wrong when I clicked the "Check" button. I thought, after Piscean's reply in post 2, that in the sentence above there shouldn't be only one correct answer. Is there a pattern for an article+"rush hour"?
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    Re: rush hour/the rush hour/rush hours

    We generally only use an article with the term when it's preceded by an adjective, as in the morning rush hour.
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