Are vs Our vs Hour
What is the difference?
The words are
, and hour
for many students. Depending on your accent and where you live, all
three words might be pronounced the same or two of them might be
pronounced the same. However, they all have different
In this lesson, you will learn how to
pronounce and use these words correctly to improve your speaking
many pairs of confusing
words in English. Some words sound the same. They are called homophones.
Some words have similar meanings. They are called synonyms.
These types of words can be confusing.
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Some English speakers pronounce our
and are the
same, like this: "Arrr".
Other English speakers pronounce our
the same: "Oww-er".
And some English speakers might pronounce all three words the same!
That can be confusing!
According to the dictionary, our
are pronounced in almost the same way. So, let's learn about these two
It is the possessive form of we
According to the dictionary,
should be pronounced like "oww-er". But don't be surprised to hear it
pronounced like "arrr". In American
, it is usually acceptable to say it either way.
Now let's look at the definition of our
relating or belonging to us
made or done by us
- He is our
- We sold our
teacher is nice.
- She is our
form of our
- The boy with red hair is ours.
- The blue car was ours.
- The nice teacher is ours.
- The brown dog is ours.
is a noun.
An hour is
an amount of time. One hour
equals 60 minutes.
form of hour
There are 24 hours
in one day.
is pronounced like "oww-er". The h is silent in hour. That means you
do not voice the h
- I will meet you at the bus stop in one hour.
- How many hours
will it take to drive to San Diego, California from Las Vegas, Nevada?
- The new job pays $12 an hour.
- She arrived three hours
- It will take 2 hours
and 30 minutes to finish the job.
form of the English verb "to
is used in the
with the pronouns you
, and they
In most accents
pronounced like "arrr". That is the correct way to pronounce are
- You are
my favorite cook.
we going to the picnic?
- We are
going to the picnic now.
those your boys?
- Those boys are
they related to you?
- They are
You can also use are
to make contractions
my favorite cook. (you + are)
my brothers. (they + are)
going to the picnic on Saturday. (we + are)
mine. (they + are)
Great job! You have finished this lesson. You can learn about other
confusing words in English here: Confusing
Words and Some Common English Mistakes
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