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by Alex
Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: "one and a half hour" or "one and a half hour
Replies: 20
Views: 153705

Re: cordial response...

Dear Eric, Thank you for your reply and excuse me if I misunderstood you. But some of your phrases, although now I understand that you didn't mean to, sound somewhat offending from the listener's point of view. Anyway, I DO appreciate your time and kindness in offering the URLs, which I referred to ...
by Alex
Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: "one and a half hour" or "one and a half hour
Replies: 20
Views: 153705

Re: uncountable/ countable nouns...

Dear Eric, Thanks for your prompt reply which I found rather offensive and ambiguous. Let me go over something: Dear Alex, You are welcome. At the same time, be careful. Logically, if you will agree that 1.57 does not equal 2, then you should be able to agree with the grammar logic behind countable...
by Alex
Tue Dec 26, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: "one and a half hour" or "one and a half hour
Replies: 20
Views: 153705

Dear Eric, Thanks for your thorough and detailed answer, which has been helpful yet lead me to another question. :?: Fractions and decimals are 'countable'. But linguistically, when we talk about count(able) nouns, the singular form of the noun means the form of a word used when talking or writing a...
by Alex
Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: "one and a half hour" or "one and a half hour
Replies: 20
Views: 153705

Hi everyone, How difficult it is to log in here:It's my first day. I was going through this issue today, a little late :D Anyway, I was taught that only countable nouns from two and more should be considered plural, so I would say that it is 'one and a half hour' although it is true that we do more ...