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    #1

    half as long as

    Hi guys,

    Are these sentenses correct,

    1) croc's tail is half of its body length / half as long as its body length..

    2) He weights half of his friends weight/ he is half as heavy as his friend/ he has half weight to his friend.

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    Re: half as long as

    Please reply friends.

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    #3

    Re: half as long as

    I would say: A crocodile's tail is half as long as its body. He weighs half as much as his friend.

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    #4

    Re: half as long as

    Do crocodiles have friends?

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    #5

    Re: half as long as

    Is it correct to say "half the length/the weight of"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Do crocodiles have friends?
    The OP said "its body" but "his friend", so "his" does not refer to the crocodile.


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    #6

    Re: half as long as

    There's still some potential ambiguity in an animal having a tail half the length of its body - depending on whether an animal's body includes its tail. "A crocodile's tail is half the length of its body" could mean that the tail is either one half or one third of its total length.

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    Re: half as long as

    I think it is pretty clear that the intent was to differentiate the tail from the body

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    Re: half as long as

    Was I correct?

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    #9

    Re: half as long as

    No. You have been given suggestions for improvements to your sentences.

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    #10

    Re: half as long as

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Is it correct to say "half the length/the weight of"?


    The OP said "its body" but "his friend", so "his" does not refer to the crocodile.


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    Matthew, Rover's comment was a joke.

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