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.

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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~~an hour~~is 3 dollars.It's $10 for the first hour and $3 for every hour or portion of an hour thereafter.

BarbaraPAA: 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

CliveIt 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"?

New2grammarIt 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

CliveHow 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'?

New2grammarNo, 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

CliveBy the way, how's your garage door?

New2grammar$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

Clive