Ruby Chen
" He's a half hour late." and "He's half an hour late." Which one is correct?
Aug 7, 2014 7:52 AM
Answers · 4
Technically both phrases are correct. It mainly depends on how your going to say it. It's more commonly used as " half an hour"
August 7, 2014
Both are correct but the second one seems more smooth :)
August 7, 2014
"He's half an hour late." is the most correct, in that it is used in most of the English speaking world. However, "He's a half hour late." is used in parts of North America.
August 7, 2014
I think they are both OK. Most people I know would say "He's half an hour late." (I am in the south of the UK). I think "half an hour" is more useful generally - e.g. I think it would sound strange to say "let's spend a half hour tidying up". But other people might disagree!
August 7, 2014
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