should I write:
half a glass of water
half glass of water
Thanks a lot in advance,
half a glass of
a half glass of
are both possibilities.
Goggle "half a glass of" and "a half glass of" and note how each is used.
Be sure to put quotation marks around each, as I have.
If you google "half glass of" you will get almost 4,000 entries.
Google is not a good source in such cases, maybe the corpora of English would be more effective.
the command would be: X minus Y:
"half glass of" -"a half glass of" that gives us all the entries (which are wrong) it can find on the web.
"half glass of" -"a half glass of" - Pesquisa Google=
I can think of one situation in which you could get away with not using a determiner, that is to say in recipes.