English : Half Year Ago

Which of the following sentences is correct?

I met him one and a Half Year Ago.


I met him one and a half years ago.

The rule is fairly simple. In sentences like the above, we use the plural noun with fractions and decimals over 1 (one).

• You're late. I have been waiting here for one and a half hours.

• Abdul will be taking the next one and a half years off.

• We require 1.13 metres of this material.

COURTESY : The Hindu (The National News-Paper) - India

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