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    Default half an hour, quater of an hour

    We say "half an hour, quarter of an hour". Can we say "quarter an hour" without "of"?
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    Default Re: half an hour, quater of an hour

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    We say "half an hour, quarter of an hour". Can we say "quarter an hour" without "of"?
    No.

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    Default Re: half an hour, quater of an hour

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    We say "half an hour, quarter of an hour". Can we say "quarter an hour" without "of"?
    No, but we can say "a half hour" or "a quarter hour."

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    Default Re: half an hour, quater of an hour

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    No, but we can say "a half hour" or "a quarter hour."
    Appreciate your extanded clarification. What would be often heard?

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    Default Re: half an hour, quater of an hour

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Appreciate your extanded clarification. What would be often heard?
    Half an hour and quarter of an hour are more common.

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