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  1. Mad-ox's Avatar
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    #1

    1 1/2

    Hello everybody,

    How do you read in words the following: 1 1/2

    Context: We learn drama and music for 1 1/2 hours.



    Madox

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    #2

    Re: 1 1/2

    You may say 'one and a half 'or 'one and one-half.'
    Both are fine.
    Publishers of scientific articles prefer the precision of 'one and one-half.'
    I prefer one and a half hours of music per day.

    John

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    #3

    Re: 1 1/2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    Hello everybody,

    How do you read in words the following: 1 1/2

    Context: We learn drama and music for 1 1/2 hours.



    Madox
    We study drama and music for one and a half hours (per day/week/month).

    Note that in BrE, we are equally likely to say "We study drama and music for an hour and a half", but in the written form it would say exactly that with the period of time written out in full words.

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