# One and a half hours of songs were performed in her honor

• 02-Oct-2011, 09:48
keannu
One and a half hours of songs were performed in her honor
If something is less than two, doesn't it have to be followed by a singular noun? Is "hours" correct or "hour"?

ex)One and a half hours of songs were performed in her honor
• 02-Oct-2011, 10:13
5jj
Re: One and a half hours of songs were performed in her honor
Numbers (including fractions and decimals) higher than one are followed by plural forms:

One and a half pints of beer.
One and three quarters miles.
One point five kilograms.
• 02-Oct-2011, 10:51
emsr2d2
Re: One and a half hours of songs were performed in her honor
Quote:

Originally Posted by fivejedjon
Numbers (including fractions and decimals) higher than one are followed by plural forms:

One and a half pints of beer.
One and three quarters miles.
One point five kilograms.

Just as a note, you will hear "one and three quarter miles" too (not "quarters").

How many miles did he run?
One and three quarters.

How far did he run?
One and three quarter miles.

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