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    #1

    half the money

    Is there any difference between the two:
    half the money and half of the money?

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    #2

    Re: half the money

    Hi,

    There is a "rule" along the lines of 'of' being optional unless it is followed by a pronoun, in which case it is obligatory.

    half (of) the money
    half of it
    half it

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    Re: half the money

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Is there any difference between the two:
    half the money and half of the money?
    I AM NOT A TEACHER.
    I THINK BOTH HAS NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE.
    WHEN USING AS AN ADJECTIVE" half the money" OR AS A NOUN " Half of the money"( the latter might sound abit strongly emphasized).
    Opps ! Sorry Corum, I was in the middle of writing mine and I did not know you had already done yours.

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