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<talking to a dog> Each time I give you a command and you don't follow, I'll cut down your treat to half
Is the above natural? If not, please correct it

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If I said anything so complicated to a dog, I'd say "reduce your treat by half". Or perhaps
Under the conditions of the "disobedience theorem", N2 = N1 / 2, where N1 is the first treat and N2 is the next treat.
But isn't this rather like teaching a rat calculus? Emotion: smile
CJ
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CJ, Is cut down more formal?
By the way, cut down/reduce your treat by [half/to half/ in half]? Are the choices in brackets interchangeable?
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New2grammarIs cut down more formal?
No. It's the other way around. Phrasal verbs are usually more informal.
by half and to half are good. Not in half. cut in half, but cut down by/to half.

CJ