and a half


used in measurements of time, distance, weight, etc., to indicate one half of the stated unit of measurement
My daughter is two and a half (years old).
The fish was a foot and a half long.
weighs ten and a half pounds
used to say that something is very good, large, difficult, etc.
That was a meal and a half!
Renovating a house is a job and a half.

Examples of and a half in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every morning, Dunstall had about an hour and a half to complete hair and makeup and recreate Winehouse’s 14 tattoos. Lexi Carson, Variety, 17 May 2024 The show, which has yet to reveal its premiere date, will run for an hour and a half on Wednesdays, up from the one-hour episodes last year. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 15 May 2024 The first interview of Maddox’s brother wasn’t conducted until two and a half years after Henagan’s disappearance, and the first interview of her sisters came almost seven years after the fact. John Wisely, Detroit Free Press, 14 May 2024 On top of that, the two and a half bathrooms didn’t work at all. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 14 May 2024 Corman’s 1960 flick The Little Shop of Horrors (shot in a record two and a half days) would later become an immortal movie musical in 1986. Katie Rife,, 12 May 2024 The Jewish students lasted an hour and a half and left. Sophie Carson, Journal Sentinel, 8 May 2024 But, in the course of the past year and a half, the Mavericks have gathered a group of young, athletic players, through the draft, free agency, and trades. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 5 May 2024 What Biden plans to do A year and a half ago, Biden directed the Department of Health and Human Services to review how federal law deals with marijuana. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2024

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“And a half.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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