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    Hi there,

    Please proofread the following sentences.

    The lecture was so boring that I left half way OR in the middle.

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    pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    Please proofread the following sentences.

    The lecture was so boring that I left half way OR in the middle.

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    pete

    It was so boring that I left halfway through.

    (You can say 'in the middle', but it is a bit more cumbersome).

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    fromatto:It was so boring that I left halfway through.

    Why must use "through" here? Can it just say " I left halfway"? Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    fromatto:It was so boring that I left halfway through.

    Why must use "through" here? Can it just say " I left halfway"? Please.

    It's halfway through the total duration of the lecture.

    If you say 'I left halfway' an English listener will be waiting for you to say 'through'. I suppose in extremely casual English you could 'get away with' saying 'I left halfway', but it doesn't sound right.

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    Thank you!

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