Can you complete the following with the right verb:

Half it (1/2)
Quarter it (1/4)
.......it (1/8)


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No. There is no correct verb to fit there in English.

While the verb "to eighth" has some currency, it is not normally used. Instead you should say "divide into eight (parts)". or "divide by eight" or rephrase to avoid the problem.

  • You could say you are to halve it and then quarter each half. Nov 25, 2023 at 22:07
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    That would be one possible rephrasing.
    – James K
    Nov 25, 2023 at 22:36
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    Anyone using the verb eighthed should be drawn and quartered. And subsequently halved!. However, there is non-zero usage recorded at books.google.com/ngrams/…. [What corpus did Google use???] Nov 26, 2023 at 2:46

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