Nanako
Which sentence is correct on the grammar? Hi there, Could someone kindly tell me which sentence below is grammatically right? 1: Participation counts for half the grade. 2: Participation counts for a half of the grade. 3: Participation counts for the half grade. 4: Participation counts for a half grade. Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks, Nanako
Sep 8, 2018 10:53 AM
Answers · 3
1) Is better Participation counts for half of a/the grade is how natives would always say it you may hear participation counts for half a grade. often the "of" is spoken by natives extremely fast and non natives do not hear it. or it comes from a lazy colloquial speaker.
September 8, 2018
1. is correct, but better is "counts for half of the grade". The "of" is often left out. 4. is okay gramatically, but I don't think is quite what you mean.
September 8, 2018
Most natural is "Participation counts for half (of) the grade." Choices 3 and 4 are incorrect.
September 8, 2018
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