Collocations with 'rush hour'

Mehrgan

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Hi there,

Would you please let me know if I'm using the right words with 'rush hour'?

We need schemes to ease rush hour.
We need schemes to minimise rush hour journeys.
We need schemes to reduce rush hour congestion.

Schemes are needed to ease the rush hour in large cities. (?!)
 

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If you had numbered them, I would tell you that I prefer #3.
 

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Perhaps:

We need a plan for reducing rush hour congestion.
 

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Tarheel has chosen plans rather than schemes because we don't use the latter word for government programs in American English.
 

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I also think the last is the best of the lot, but I would hyphenate "rush-hour" in that sentence.
 

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I also think the last is the best of the lot, but I would hyphenate "rush-hour" in that sentence.

The last one is the one that starts with the word "Schemes". Is that the one you meant?
 

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No, I actually meant the third! :-?
 

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Tarheel has chosen plans rather than schemes because we don't use the latter word for government programs in American English.
Do they in the UK? It's good you said that. I was going to change it, too.
 
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We say "peak hour" here. I haven't heard "rush hour" for ages.
I'd add 'traffic' before 'congestion'. It's probably understood; it depends on how formal the proposal is.
 
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