More information about MEASURE
and measures ~ of I always drink gallons of water.
half a, a quarter of a ~ half a litre of milk
a half/quarter hour, inch, mile, ounce, pint, pound They used to sell corned beef at 2d a quarter pound.
cubic, square ~ One litre is equivalent to 1,000 cubic centimetres.
~ square The room is about 15 metres square.
~ broad, deep, high, long, tall, thick, wide The new dock was 230 m long and 92 m broad.
~ bigger, cooler, faster, heavier, lighter, slower, etc. The climate was several degrees warmer than it is now.
about, approximately, around ~ 1 foot = approx. 0.3 metres
be, cover, measure, span, stretch (for) ~ used with measures of distance and area The National Park covers 3,000 acres. The sandy beach stretches for over four miles.
be, weigh ~ used with measures of weight She weighed over ten stone.
be, last, take ~ used with measures of time It takes approximately 365 and a quarter days for the earth to revolve around the sun.
in a ~ How many centilitres are there in a litre?
in ~s We were asked to estimate the temperature of the room in degrees.
to a/the ~ My car does 10 miles to the litre.
a, per ~ They're 99p a dozen. a safety threshold of 50 mg of nitrates per litre
by the ~ Apples are sold by the kilogram.
of ~ The path will be built to a width of 2 metres.
~ in area, length, volume, weight, size, etc. Killer whales are up to ten metres in length.
~ by ~ a huge room measuring 50 m by 18 m
to the nearest ~ Give your answer to the nearest metre.