# Why Do We Say Half An Hour?

## Which preposition is used before an hour?

Prepositions of timePreposition of timeExplanationsforused to show an amount of time.agoback in the past; back in time from the present:beforeat or during a time earlier thantoused when saying the time, to mean before the stated hour9 more rows.

## Is 1.5 hours 1 hour and 30 minutes?

1.5 hours is therefore 1 hour and 30 minutes.

## What is .15 of an hour?

Decimal Hours-to-Minutes Conversion ChartMinutesTenths of an HourHundredths of an Hour8.1.149.1.1510.1.1611.1.1855 more rows

## What is .8 of an hour?

Billing Increment Chart—Minutes to Tenths of an HourMinutesTime31-36.637-42.743-48.849-54.96 more rows

## What is 2.5 hours and minutes?

This conversion of 2.5 hours to minutes has been calculated by multiplying 2.5 hours by 60 and the result is 150 minutes.

## Is 90 minutes an hour and 30 minutes?

90 Minutes (1 hr. 30 min.)

## Why do you say an hour instead of an hour?

You should say, ‘an hour’ (because hour begins with a vowel sound) and ‘a history’ (because history begins with a consonant sound). … This is because the pronunciation begins with ‘yu’, a consonant sound.

## What is another word for half hour?

In this page you can discover 17 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for half-hour, like: 30 minutes, minute, quarter-hour, , , , , , , and null.

## What is 1/2 in an hour?

For partial-hour quantities other than 30 minutes, I would avoid other decimal fractions unless times are being measured in six-minute or 36-second intervals, but . 5 is so idiomatic as “one half” that I would consider “1.5 hours” to be more readable than “1 hour and 30 minutes” or “1 1/2 hours”, or even “1½ hours”.

## How much is one and a half hour?

It is “one and a half hours” because you have more than one hour ( one hour plus half an hour ) hence implying that it is plural and not just a single hour. both “one” and “a half” are describing the noun “hour”, so two.

## How do you say 30 minutes?

30 minutes; half-hour.

## Is .5 a half hour?

For example 15 minutes (¼ hour) equals . 25, 30 minutes (½ hour) equals . 5, etc.

## Is half an hour grammatically correct?

“half-hour” is commonly written with a dash (hyphen) and is a distinct word in the dictionary. So, “a half-hour” = 30 minutes = “half an hour”. In Australia we say ‘half an hour’. You might hear ‘a half hour’, but it would sound stilted.