Cách dùng danh từ "hour" tiếng anh

· Cách dùng từ

I. "hour" là danh từ đếm được

II. Cách dùng

1. Mang nghĩa "60 phút; giờ, tiếng (đồng hồ)"

=a period of time that consists of 60 minutes / the time that is exactly one o’clock, two o’clock, three o’clock etc

IELTS TUTOR lưu ý:

  • every hour
  • an hour ago
  • an hour of something
  • an hour’s sleep/exercise/practice etc
  • for an hour
  • take an hour to do something
  • it takes an hour to do something
  • in an hour/an hour’s time
  • an hour along/past something
  • an hour away (from something)
  • on the hour
  • past the hour

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • She checked on the children every hour.
  • He left about an hour ago. 
  • After an hour of arguing, he agreed. 
  • Why don’t you get an hour’s sleep?
  • I’ve been waiting for over an hour. 
  • This dish takes about an hour to cook. 
  • It takes nearly an hour to get there by bus. 
  •  I can be there in an hour.
  • An hour along the beach road are some shops. 
  • Brighton is only an hour away from here.
  • Trains for Edinburgh leave every hour on the hour. 
  • The bus stops here at six minutes past the hour.

2. Mang nghĩa "thời gian dài"

=a long time

IELTS TUTOR lưu ý:

  • Với nghĩa này, hour thường ở số nhiều
  • for hours (on end)

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • I’m hungry and it’s hours until dinner. 
  • I lay awake for hours thinking about John.

3. Mang nghĩa "khoảng thời gian ấn định để làm việc, sử dụng phương tiện..."

=the time during which you do something such as work or study

IELTS TUTOR lưu ý:

  • Với nghĩa này, hour thường ở số nhiều
  • long hours
  • school/working hours

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • My job is very flexible – I can fit my hours around my children.
  • She’s putting in long hours at the library. 
  • courses that take place outside school hours

4. Mang nghĩa "lúc; giờ phút"

=a particular point in history or in someone’s life or career / a particular time in the day or night

IELTS TUTOR lưu ý:

  • the hours of daylight/darkness
  • at all hours
  • someone’s/something’s finest hour
  • someone’s/something’s darkest hour (=worst time)
  • in someone’s hour of need (=at a time when they really need help)

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

    • in the hour of danger trong giờ phút lâm nguy 
    • she helped me in my hour of need cô ấy giúp đỡ tôi vào giờ phút cần thiết 
    • the country's finest hour giờ phút tươi đẹp nhất của đất nước 
    • until one's last hour cho đến giờ phút cuối cùng của cuộc đời 
    • his hour has come giờ phút cuối cùng của đời nó đã đến rồi, nó đã đến lúc chết rồi
    • You can call me at any hour of the day or night. 
    • What are you doing out of bed at this hour (=so early or late)? 
    • They usually hunt during the hours of darkness. 
    • You get cars coming down here at all hours.
    • His finest hour came in 1982 when his film Gandhi won eight Oscars. 
    • We have lived through our country’s darkest hour.
    • No one had helped him in his hour of need.

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