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    half an hour vs a half hour - which is correct, Please

    half an hour vs a half hour - which is correct, Please

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    Re: half an hour vs a half hour - which is correct, Please

    Welcome to the forums.

    As an English teacher, you should be using correct capitalisation and punctuation.

    Please rewrite your question, including at least a full sentence containing the phrases you are asking about.

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    Re: half an hour vs a half hour - which is correct, Please

    Quote Originally Posted by Imad Hassanein View Post
    half an hour vs a half hour - which is correct, Please
    In most contexts they are both correct and they mean the same.

    PS: Oops, crossed posts.

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    Re: half an hour vs a half hour - which is correct, Please

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    In most contexts they are both correct and they mean the same.

    PS: Oops, crossed posts.
    Many thanks for your prompt help - very useful indeed and please accept apologies for not paying enough attention to punctuation - I did it in a rather casual (mobile) fashion.

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    Re: half an hour vs a half hour - which is correct, Please

    Rephrasing my question. Please tell which phrase is correct: "half an hour" or "a half hour". I would also like to know about the level of formality i.e which one is more formal to use.

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    Half an hour

    Half an hour

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    Re: Half an hour

    Quote Originally Posted by Mir Ayaz View Post
    Half an hour.
    Welcome to the forums, Mir Ayaz.

    Please read the Posting Guidelines, especially this:


    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post. Please note, all posts are moderated by our in-house language experts, so make sure your suggestions, help, and advice house the kind of information an international language teacher would offer. If not, and your posts do not contribute to the topic in a positive way, they will be subject to deletion.

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