and measures ~ of
I always drink gallons of water.
half a, a quarter of a ~
half a litre of milk
hour, inch, mile, ounce, pint, poundThey used to sell corned beef at 2d a quarter pound.
cubic, square ~
One litre is equivalent to 1,000 cubic centimetres.
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 areaThe National Park covers 3,000 acres. The sandy beach stretches for over four miles.
be, weigh ~
used with measures of weightShe weighed over ten stone.
be, last, take ~
used with measures of timeIt 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?
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.
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.