San asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 4 weeks ago

Which sentence is correct?

A. Half of the employees didn't stay.

B. Half the employees didn't stay.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago
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    Either will do

    (A) is better worded, especially when the person is being paid by the word.

    • San4 weeks agoReport

      Thanks!

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Both are correct, but A is formal and B is not formal.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Grammatically, "half of" is correct.  A lot of people just say "half" without the preposition, but it goes against conventional English rules.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    B is correct, but people who don't know that will add "of."

    • E4 weeks agoReport

      WRONG

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  • 4 weeks ago

    These are just statements for a sentence need s a start, middle and ending and nether statements meet that criteria...

    • bluebellbkk
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      Why do you think it isn't a full sentence? It is. Why do you think a statement isn't a sentence, or vice versa? There is a subject and a verb: a fully correct sentence.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    "Half of _____" is correct, but in everyday speech sometimes people will just say "Half _____".

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    • RE
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      Sometimes the rhythm will determine which is used. If Shakespeare had chosen to say "All of the world's a stage, and all of the men and women merely players," it wouldn't sound half as good.

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