Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Indonesian
      • Home Country:
      • Indonesia
      • Current Location:
      • Indonesia

    • Join Date: Sep 2012
    • Posts: 2
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    0.5 meter or 0.5 meters for decimal numbers ?

    Which is correct
    0.5 meter or 0.5 meters ?

    Many people use plural form in decimal numbers. But i don't know the reason why.. would someone like to explain the reason to me ?

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 17,435
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: 0.5 meter or 0.5 meters for decimal numbers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by paladewa View Post
    Which is correct
    0.5 meter or 0.5 meters ?

    Many people use the plural form in decimal numbers, but I don't know the reason why. Would someone like to explain it to me ?
    Welcome to the forums, paladewa and thank you for giving your thread a great title.

    This question has been asked and answered before. Click HERE to read about it.

    Always capitalise I and don't leave a space before a question mark.

    Rover

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Jan 2009
    • Posts: 919
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: 0.5 meter or 0.5 meters for decimal numbers ?

    It depends on how you read "0.5 m".

    You can say "zero point five metres" or "half a meter".

    Take your pick.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Indonesian
      • Home Country:
      • Indonesia
      • Current Location:
      • Indonesia

    • Join Date: Sep 2012
    • Posts: 2
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Unhappy Re: 0.5 meter or 0.5 meters for decimal numbers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forums, paladewa and thank you for giving your thread a great title.

    This question has been asked and answered before.

    Always capitalise I and don't leave a space before a question mark.

    Rover
    ohh someone had asked it already, anyway thanks for your corrections . They were my bad habits in writing.

    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    It depends on how you read "0.5 m".

    You can say "zero point five metres" or "half a meter".

    Take your pick.
    Thanks mate. I really appreciate it

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-Apr-2012, 18:17
  2. 1000 meters high or 1000 meter high ?
    By SongYuxiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 21-Oct-2009, 16:44
  3. meter or meters ?
    By ivygreen in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-Oct-2007, 16:26
  4. decimal
    By tara in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-Jun-2007, 06:21
  5. three meters long? tree-meter long? three-meter-long?
    By japanjapan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-Jun-2006, 21:28

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •