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    #1

    Half day

    Hi guys,

    Can we say "It takes me half of the day to complete my work".

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    Re: Half day

    In BrE, it's more natural to omit "of".

    It takes me half the day to complete my work.
    It took me half the day to complete my work.
    It takes me half a day to complete my work.
    It took me half a day to complete my work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Half day

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Hi guys,

    Can we say "It takes me half of the day to complete my work".
    Not too loud or the boss will hear.

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