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peter123

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Hi there,

Please proofread the following sentences.

The lecture was so boring that I left half way OR in the middle.

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pete
 

fromatto

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Hi there,

Please proofread the following sentences.

The lecture was so boring that I left half way OR in the middle.

Thanks
pete


It was so boring that I left halfway through.

(You can say 'in the middle', but it is a bit more cumbersome).
 

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fromatto:It was so boring that I left halfway through.

Why must use "through" here? Can it just say " I left halfway"? Please.
 

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fromatto:It was so boring that I left halfway through.

Why must use "through" here? Can it just say " I left halfway"? Please.


It's halfway through the total duration of the lecture.

If you say 'I left halfway' an English listener will be waiting for you to say 'through'. I suppose in extremely casual English you could 'get away with' saying 'I left halfway', but it doesn't sound right.
 

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Thank you!:cool:
 
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