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Which one is correct?

A half-a-liter lemonade bottle

A half-liter lemonade bottle

Is it true that 1 is wrong?

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  • I have half a liter of lemonade. I have a half-liter bottle. No wrong but not precise or great.
    – Lambie
    Commented Dec 4, 2021 at 19:15
  • Hmm... I have half a liter of lemonade - doesn't mention a bottle. So, you think that 1 is grammatically correct?
    – user1425
    Commented Dec 4, 2021 at 19:25
  • I no longer answer questions that are repeated.
    – Lambie
    Commented Dec 4, 2021 at 19:35
  • You definition "not precise or great" is not clear-cut as it's not clear whether it's grammatically correct. If it's correct then why is it not precise or great?
    – user1425
    Commented Dec 4, 2021 at 19:43

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The first is wrong - the correct form is "a half-litre bottle".

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  • Thank you! IS it also "an hour-and-a-half walk" or "an hour-and-half walk"? I suppose it must be "an hour-and-half walk". Right?
    – user1425
    Commented Dec 4, 2021 at 20:04
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    No, it is "an hour and a half", but I'd prefer "a ninety minute walk"
    – James K
    Commented Dec 4, 2021 at 20:09
  • Thank you. Don't you think it's not very consistent? A half-a-liter - wrong. an hour and a half - correct. Any idea why?
    – user1425
    Commented Dec 4, 2021 at 20:41
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    You'd say "a litre and a half bottle" though actually you'd say "a one point five litre bottle." And you'd say "A half hour walk" (or probably "a thirty minute walk")
    – James K
    Commented Dec 4, 2021 at 21:20

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