I am having a hard time with wording of a simple agreement (just as an exercise, not a real thing, of course).

I am trying to express that for each hour the person spends on some task, he will get $10. To be specific, if a person spends 1 hour and 1 minute on the task, he will get $20 in total.

Is there a single adjective I can use to write something like "For each my-adjective-here hour spent on the task, you will get $10"?


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I doubt there is an adjective that could fit there, but you may write this as

For each hour or part thereof spent on the task, you will get $10.

  • Thank you! Although not an adjective, it still fits into the text seamlessly - and that is what I am looking for. Jul 22, 2012 at 19:37
  • The term I have most often heard is "...or fraction thereof..."
    – BillyNair
    Jul 22, 2012 at 22:57

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