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"oh" in British English

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ohexclamation

uk   /əʊ/ us   //
A1 used to express different emotions, such as surprise, disappointment, and pleasure, often as a reaction to something someone has said: "He's been married three times." "Oh, really? I didn't know that!" "I'm sorry I can't come to the party." " Oh, too bad!" Is that for me? Oh, that's so sweet! "I'm sorry I forgot to call you." "Oh, don't worry."
A1 introduces an idea that you have just thought of, or something that you have just remembered: Oh, I've just thought of a problem. Oh, and don't forget to lock the back door.
A1 used with other expressions of disappointment, sadness, anger, etc.: Oh dear, what a mess! Oh no, I left my umbrella behind!

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ohnoun [C]

also o uk   /əʊ/ us   //
sometimes used in writing for the number zero: My phone number is five, double oh, seven, six, six.

OH

written abbreviation for the US state of Ohio: used in addresses
(Definition of oh from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"oh" in American English

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ohexclamation

us   //
used to express a variety of emotions, such as surprise and pleasure, often as a reaction to something someone has said: Oh, I didn’t know they were married. Oh, really?
(Definition of oh from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“oh” in British English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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