Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: a half a mile


    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 383
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    a half a mile

    Hi there.

    "We are located a half a mile south of the Library."

    Is the quote above the same as "we are located half a mile south ..." ?
    (i.e. a half a mile ?= half a mile = 0.5 mile)

    Thanks in advance.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: May 2005
    • Posts: 2,047
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: a half a mile

    Yes, in American English we use all three: a half mile, half a mile and a half a mile. We also say [a] half of a mile.

Similar Threads

  1. Half again
    By ian2 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 31-May-2007, 03:04
  2. Half
    By YOSHITAKEHORI in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 13-Dec-2006, 02:50
  3. Call after half hour/ half an hour?
    By sweetie_sneha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24-Jun-2006, 08:15
  4. Half
    By YOSHITAKEHORI in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 13-May-2006, 14:14
  5. get a sesame cut in half
    By NewHope in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 22-Oct-2004, 05:17

Posting Permissions

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