Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Half

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    115
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Half

    Could any teacher tell me if the following sentences are correct.

    (1) Half a year later, I left for UK.
    (2) Half of a year , I left for UK.
    (3) A half year later, I left for UK.

    (4) The meeting lasted for half of the day.
    (5) The meeting lasted for half a day.
    (6) The meeting lasted for half the day.
    (7) The meeting lasted for the half day.

    (8) It takes an hour and a half to go there by bus.
    (9) It takes one and a half hour to go there by bus.

    Thank you in advance.

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,290
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Half

    1, 3, 4,5, 6, 8 are correct (9 should be hours)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    115
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Half

    tdol-san
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    1, 3, 4,5, 6, 8 are correct (9 should be hours)
    Thank you for your reply. Would you tell me if the follwoings are correct?
    (9) Half of a year later, I left for UK.
    (10) The meeting lasted for a half day.
    Tks

  4. #4
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,290
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Half

    9 'Half a year' soumds much more natural.
    10 'Half a day' again sounds better. If you mean that it lasted for half the scheduled time, then 'half the day' would work.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    115
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Half

    tdol san

    Thank you!

  6. #6
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,290
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Half

    You're welcome, Yoshitakehori san.

Similar Threads

  1. you can't half swim ???
    By wml in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12-Dec-2005, 06:52
  2. flag at half stalk
    By amigo in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-Apr-2005, 03:23
  3. get a sesame cut in half
    By NewHope in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 22-Oct-2004, 04:17
  4. I shouldn't be surprised and half.
    By nicolas in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-Oct-2004, 22:34
  5. isn't half the fun
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 19-Mar-2004, 04:02

Posting Permissions

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