# Rates?

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A: What's the parking rate?

B: The first hour is 10 dollars. Each subseqent hour an hour 3 dollars.

Is the above correct and natural?
Thanks.
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The first hour is 10 dollars. Each subseqent hour an hour is 3 dollars.

It's \$10 for the first hour and \$3 for every hour or portion of an hour thereafter.
Hi,
A: What's the parking rate? 'Rate' is quite a formal word to use.

B: The first hour is 10 dollars. Each subsequent hour an hour is/costs 3 dollars.

Is the above correct and natural?

I suggest this.
A: How much is it to park? / What does parking cost?

B: The first hour is 10 dollars/bucks. Each hour after that is 3.

Best wishes, Clive
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Sorry for the typo. Iw anted to say "each subsequent half an hour "

It is natural to say, Each half an hour after that is 3?

How about "It's 3 dollars for each half an hour after that"?
Hi,
It is natural to say, Each half an hour after that is 3? Yes.

How about "It's 3 dollars for each half an hour after that"? Yes.

The 'an' is commonly omitted in a context like this.

Best wishes, Clive
One last question.

How about "I have been here for half hour/half AN hour"?

How about" I have been searching for the book for half hour/half an hour"?

Would you omit 'an'?
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Hi,
No, not in that context.
In such a context, some people say 'half an hour' and some say 'a half hour'. Where I live, the former is much more common.
Clive
It seems like you have two groups of contexts in which you would say different forms, with and without 'an'. Could you help me see the grouping?

By the way, how's your garage door?
Hi,
\$3 for each half hour. I wouldn't say 'each half an hour' is wrong here, but I don't hear it said much.
I waited for half an hour.
I waited for a half hour.

By the way, how's your garage door?
It has its ups and downs. (This is a joke. Do you get it?)

I'd like to know what country you are in, please. I want to know where my words are going at midnight, my time.
Clive
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