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An example use of hour in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… it was about an hour and a half before …”
An hour is a unit of time equal to 60 minutes.
the word hour occurs in english on average 113.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that hour can be often used in the following areas:
1) transport and travel;