1. ## two-thirds

In the average North American city, about one-third of the surface is given to streets and buildings. (Hi, everybody! "one-third" here is for "1/3", right?) The rest is covered by trees and grass - foresters call it the "urban forest" - meaning all the trees in city parks, the trees planted along streets and highways, and the trees in people's yards. The extent of this forest is sort of amazing - two-thirds of our urban space. (Okay, then how about "two-thirds" in this sentecne? Does it still represent "2/3"? Why does it use "two-thirds", not "two-third"? Is there a difference between them - with "s" and without "s" ? Thanks for your help. )

2. ## Re: two-thirds

Yes, it stands for 2/3. The first one, one-third is singular, and the two-thirds is plural, that's why it is thirds, not third.

3. ## Re: two-thirds

Originally Posted by bepina
Yes, it stands for 2/3. The first one, one-third is singular, and the two-thirds is plural, that's why it is thirds, not third.
Hey, bepina,

So, only numerator is singular (one), and then the denominator is singular, for example, one-two, one-forth, one-fifth, etc.

If the numberator is plural, and then the donominator will be also plural, like, three-forths, two-fifths, forth-sevenths, etc.

Is that what you wanted to tell me?

4. ## Re: two-thirds

Yes, you got it

5. ## Re: two-thirds

Originally Posted by bepina
Yes, you got it

Hello, bepina,

Thanks a lot for your kind help! Thank you.

Nice day!

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