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Rule "7:00 o'clock (7:00 or 7 o'clock)"

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Description: 7:00 o'clock (7:00 or 7 o'clock)
Message: Wrong phrase; 'o'clock is used only at the full hour. Use simply \1\2\3 instead.
Category: Nonstandard Phrases (ID: NONSTANDARD_PHRASES)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • It's 7:45 o'clock.
    Correction suggestion: 7:45
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • It's 7 o'clock.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: CD_00_O_CLOCK [2]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-23 22:33:06 +0200)