"We arrive approximately an hour later."

Translation:Arriviamo approssimativamente un'ora dopo.

May 27, 2013

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Noi arriviamo circa una ora dopo Yes - should be un'ora but I am wondering how a native speaker would react if una ora was written on a scrap of paper. Is it like the English error in *He pulled it's tail"?


No, it would be uncommon but not a grammar mistake, so don't expect any scandalized reaction; in fact, a long time ago it was recommended to split "una ora" when hyphening. Nowadays it's more common to hyphen as "un'o-ra" or not hyphening at all, perhaps because usually word processors aren't able to properly hyphen in presence of apostrophes. Other than that, not truncating is often a stylistic choice when marking words, often during a public speech.

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