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    • Join Date: Nov 2007
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    #1

    Is preposition 'of' required?

    Dear All,

    Would one of you please enlighten me on the following:

    (1) Half the salary is spent on his drinking.
    (2) Half of the salary is spent on his drinking.

    Are both the above correct, or if not, why?

    I appreciate your assistance.

    Regards,

    Hemapala


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    #2

    Re: Is preposition 'of' required?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hemapala View Post
    Dear All,

    Would one of you please enlighten me on the following:

    (1) Half the salary is spent on his drinking.
    (2) Half of the salary is spent on his drinking.

    Are both the above correct, or if not, why?

    I appreciate your assistance.

    Regards,

    Hemapala
    Neither is correct.

    He spends half his salary on his drinking
    Half of his salary is spent on his drinking.


    • Join Date: Nov 2007
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    #3

    What's the difference?

    Dear Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your correction.

    But I would like to know further on the difference between: (1) Half his salary ....... (2) Half of his salary......

    Regards,

    Hemapala

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