And a half

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Is it used somewhere in the English speaking community ¨an a half¨ to express time?

For instance... SEE YOU AT NINE AND A HALF or WHAT THE TIME IS IT? ... IT´S ELEVEN AND A HALF ?.

asked Jun 17 '13 at 09:23 AUGUSTO New member

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The usual expression is of course half past nine (or nine-thirty) but in other languages, French and Spanish for example, they say the equivalent of "nine and a half".   I think I have heard it said  by people in a bilingual community such as Gibraltarians, francophone Canadians or Anglo-Argentines, but I cannot remember which.

link comment edited Jun 17 '13 at 10:49 Michael Cranfield Expert
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A good expression is half past nine, and 9:30 can also be used 

Nine and a half is wrong , and can be very wrong to careful users.

link comment answered Jun 17 '13 at 16:52 subbu New member

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