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    #1

    Fill the swimming pool with water to half.

    1) Fill the swimming pool with water to half.
    2) Fill the swimming pool with water to half full.
    3) The swimming pool overflowed and caused the water level to decrease to half or by half? ( Which is correct, by half or to half?)


    Are the above sentence correct?

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    #2

    Re: Fill the swimming pool with water to half.

    Half fill the swimming pool with water.

    The swimming pool overflowed and caused the water level to decrease to half or by half?
    I don't see how the amount of water in a pool can decrease if the pool is overflowing.

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    Re: Fill the swimming pool with water to half.

    Could it mean that it overflowed and half the water went to waste... (That would mean that 'the water' meant something other than the contents of the pool).

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    Re: Fill the swimming pool with water to half.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Half fill the swimming pool with water.The swimming pool overflowed and caused the water level to decrease to half or by half? I don't see how the amount of water in a pool can decrease if the pool is overflowing.
    Thanks for replying.I just wanted to construct sentences by using the word decrease, therefore I chose swimming pool.How about if I construct a new sentence? He jumped into the bathtub and cause the water to overflowed and the water level to decreased by/to half. Is the above sentence correct?

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    Re: Fill the swimming pool with water to half.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jit833 View Post
    ... He jumped into the bathtub and caused* the water to overflowed and the water level to decreased by/to[Either! - it amounts to the same; depends whether you're a 'pool half full' or 'pool half empty' sort of guy. But 'by' is more likely] half. Is the above sentence correct?
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    Last edited by BobK; 05-Mar-2013 at 15:00.

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    Re: Fill the swimming pool with water to half.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jit833 View Post
    He jumped into the bathtub and caused the water to overflowed overflow and the water level to decreased decrease by/to half.
    See the amendments above.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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