Three and three quarters: How to say numbers (2)

by Liz Walter

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In my last post One thousand one hundred and ninety three: how to say numbers (1) I looked at how to say large numbers. In this post I will look at other types of numbers: mathematical numbers, telephone numbers, and years in dates.

I’ll start with words we need for talking about numbers in the context of mathematics.

For decimal numbers, we use the word point for the dot, and we say the numbers after the point separately:

3.2 three point two

9.18 nine point one eight

55.39 fifty-five point three nine Continue reading “Three and three quarters: How to say numbers (2)”

One thousand, one hundred and ninety three: how to say numbers (1)

by Liz Walter

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UpperCut Images/Getty

In a recent lesson, I discovered that many of my students did not know how to read numbers aloud, especially long numbers. Numbers are a basic part of the language and it can sometimes be very important to say them clearly!

One important thing to remember is that we say and after hundreds, before the tens (20, 30, etc) or units (1, 2, etc):

319: three hundred and nineteen

507: five hundred and seven Continue reading “One thousand, one hundred and ninety three: how to say numbers (1)”