Common mistake space in 'o´clock'

Common Mistakes in English Grammar

Mistake: Space in 'o'clock'

One common mistake many people make is inserting a space between the "o" and the "clock" in expressions like "one o'clock" or "two o'clock."

The correct usage is to write the phrase without any space, as in "one o'clock" or "two o'clock."

Incorrect: one o' clock

Correct: one o'clock

This mistake often occurs because people mistakenly treat "o'clock" as two separate words, when in fact it is a contraction of the phrase "of the clock."

An easy way to remember this is to think of "o'clock" as a single word, similar to "ocean" or "octopus."

Therefore, whenever you are referring to a time on the hour, remember to write it as a single word, without any space between the "o" and the "clock."

Linguix grammar checker can help you avoid common mistakes like this and improve your overall English grammar and writing skills.

space in 'o´clock' mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    They meet at 2 o' clock.

    They meet at 2 o'clock.

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