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    Half an hour

    Hi guys,

    Can we say "You should start excersice half an hour after eating your meal".

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    Re: Half an hour

    You should start exercising half an hour after finishing your meal.

    Do you mean "no sooner than"?
    Last edited by Barb_D; 23-Jul-2014 at 04:08.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Half an hour

    Barb, is it a coordinating conjunction or a limiting adjective that comes after the word half?
    Last edited by Odessa Dawn; 23-Jul-2014 at 03:47. Reason: article - > adjective

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    Re: Half an hour

    I assume "and" was a typo for "an".

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    Re: Half an hour

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You should start exercising half an hour after finishing your meal.

    Do you mean "no sooner than"?
    Yes.

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