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    'half an hour' and 'an half hour'

    I've been usually saying 'half an hour' but tonight I found 'a half hour' in my book and wonder

    it is commonly used expression.


    Are both 'half an hour' and 'an half hour' interchangeable?

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    Re: 'half an hour' and 'an half hour'

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    I've been usually saying 'half an hour' but tonight I found 'a half hour' in my book and wonder

    it is commonly used expression.


    Are both 'half an hour' and 'a half hour' interchangeable?
    Yes.

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    Re: 'half an hour' and 'an half hour'

    For me "a half hour" is more AmE. I only really base this on the fact that my friend in Madrid, who was from Portland, Oregon was the first person I heard use it. After that, I started to notice it much more often from other Americans I came into contact with. In BrE, we almost exclusively use "half an hour".

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