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    Question "a half million" or "half a million"

    Hello,

    I was watching a program called "Minute to Win It" on TV. On it the host said: "Watch them win a half million dollars". The subtitles also said it exactly like this, so I know that I did not make a mistake in hearing it.
    Is it correct to say "a half million dollars"? Or should it be "half a million dollars"? Before this I have only heard "half a million dollars". So now I am a bit confused.

    Thank you

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    Re: "a half million" or "half a million"

    half a is more common, but a half is acceptable.

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    Re: "a half million" or "half a million"

    Thank you fivejedjon.

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