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Half or halve?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by pocoyo, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. I was wondering whether anyone could help me decide which word i use in this context?

    You might like to <u>half</u> an apple or quarter a pie.

    You might like to<u> half</u> food.

    Should I use half or halve in this context?

  2. Half is the (already defined) percentage.
    Havle is the action if dividing a whole into two.
  3. Thank you very much. xxx
  4. lardylegs

    lardylegs Occasional commenter

    Half is the noun.

    Halve is the verb.
  5. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Lead commenter

    I thought Havle was a Czech surname ...

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