1. ## Re: 224-liter/s

Originally Posted by Coffa
Just to note that, as Davy has said, the correct BE spelling is 'litre', whereas 'liter' is the correct spelling in AmE.
As he said, "The bottle contains 1.5/2 litres(liters)". 'Litre' is correct ONLY for '1 litre' - every other quantity requires the plural.

Just to be pedantic .

Half a litre
0.5 of a litre
a half litre (half-litre)
0.5 litres

I don't know why the last one is used but it is.

2. ## Re: 224-liter/s

Originally Posted by DavyBCN
Just to be pedantic .
Half a litre
0.5 of a litre
a half litre (half-litre)
0.5 litres
I don't know why the last one is used but it is.
True, but I was referring to numerical quantifiers: 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2 etc.

In the case of numerical quantifiers, only 1 takes the singular.

The other examples you quote are different: 'x of a litre' is the possessive genitive case, where the possessor is a (singular) litre. A 'half litre' (or a 'quarter litre') uses the quantifier as an adjective, again describing a singular litre.

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