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Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 9:06:40 AM
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Yes the Note 8's screen is larger … 0.1-inch larger, at 6.3-inches in total. It's a hardly perceptible difference. Inside you get 6GB of RAM instead of 4GB — not a big deal now, but could be potentially useful in the future. The hardware design is slightly tweaked to accommodate it all, with more tightly rounded corners, but the proportions and materials are identical to that of the Galaxy S8+. The fingerprint sensor is in the same location as well, which definitely isn't a positive in either case.

1. I remember reading that any number less than 1 should be in plural form, that is. 0.1 inches, 0.2 inches, 0.3 inches etc. Hence, should it be '0.1 inches' instead?
2. Should 'those' be used in place of 'that', as what precedes are plural nouns.

Thanks.
Islami
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:15:41 PM
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When compared to relative distances its plural.

How many inches in 0.02 centimeter. 0.02 centimeter is equal to how many inches.
thar
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 3:15:35 PM

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Inches don't naturally come in decimals. They come in halves, quarters, eighths, sixteenths and thirty-secondths.
Centimeters are decimal.

So, they clearly don't really know what they are talking about. So give them a break - they are a technology journalist!

They said to themselves....nought point one
And heard 'one inch'.


0.1 inches may be correct grammar but it doesn't mean anything in terms of a length. Try finding a measure of 0.1"! d'oh!
It is a bit too much to expect logical grammar from them!



Inches, feet, yards, miles (rods, chains, furlongs, acres) are not decimal quantities! Whistle
tunaafi
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 3:36:57 PM

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Inches don't naturally come in decimals. They come in halves, quarters, eighths, sixteenths and thirty-secondths.
Centimeters are decimal.[/quote]

The second and fourth rulers in this picture have one-tench inch divisions. In the days when we used feet and inches in England it was not uncommon to use such divisions.
thar
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 3:47:49 PM

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Yeah. I was exaggerating. But it is a specialist rule.

I just find it comical and cute that screens are still in inches when everything else has modernised! Whistle
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 7:11:06 AM

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I agree, my natural way of saying "0.1 inches" is "a tenth of an inch" - but it would be more commonly estimated as 'about an eighth of an inch'.

Yes, the Note 8's screen is larger … a tenth of an inch larger, at 6.3 inches in total.

It's strange - if I'm thinking about some things (how far I'm walking or the size of some things) I think and estimate in miles, feet, inches. On other subjects (the height of a doorway, the width of a trowel or paintbrush) I think in millimetres, or maybe centimetres.



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