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Questions tagged [numerals]

A "numeral" is a figure, symbol, or word expressing a number.

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How to tell the time in written form

It is correct to write four thirty for (4:30am/pm)? I do know that sometimes we will tell the time in that way but is it correct when it comes to writing? Or would it only be correct when we write "...
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Numerals: how to read and understand [closed]

Please, help me to puzzle it out:) I've read the sentense in the text about school: "There are about one 600 pupils". The author writes how large the school is. I understand the meaning of the phrase, ...
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When does the plural have to be used for words for numbers like “millions”?

For example, I understand in English I have to say 100 million persons. But the word "millions" also exist. In Spanish I would have to use the plural for million in the first sentence. Then when the ...
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A numeral (+ of)

If we have three groups of people with 100 hundred people in each group, do we need to use "of"? 1) There are three hundreds of people in the street. or 2) There are three hundreds people in the ...
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$2,000 worth of items: “two thousand dollar” or “dollars”?

How do say this in words? A $2,000 worth of items. If I put it into words: A two-thousand dollar/dollars worth of items. Which is the correct way here?
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A word denoting something taking place for the last time in an indefinitely large series

I've been looking for the word denoting something taking place for the latest time in an indefinitely large series, for example, the solar eclipse occurring for the______ th(?) time from the beginning ...
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“and” in number composition

I'm learning number, big numbers like one hundred (100) or one thousand (1000). The question is: for a composed number e.g. 73,987, that I can write as, seventy-three thousand, nine hundred and ...
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Usage of a or one, when to use what

It's a simple but stupid question, I don't really know when to use "a" and "one" like. One chance or a chance. One way or a way. What's the difference or there isn't any?
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Should there be a space between numeral and “pc” or “pcs”?

The terms "pc" and "pcs" are often used as short forms for "piece" and "pieces". However, it's not clear how the short forms should be used in conjunction with numerals. Is it more appropriate or ...
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Single, double, triple

When someone shoots they can hit a target once, twice or three times in a row, and even more times. With one hit we say - single hit, 2 hits - double hit, 3 hits - triple hit. But what are the other ...
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How many square meters “twenty feet square” is?

One would assume it to be about 2 square meters, but this is obviously not the case. In fact, I'm reading Illium by Dan Simmons. A quote follows: Much like the room they had faxed into, this space ...
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Hundred or hundreds (for unit-less numbers)?

Which is correct? The molecular weight of this substance ranges from two hundred to two hundred and sixty. two hundreds to two hundred and sixty. I need to spell the numbers out for some reasons ...
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What does “one” mean or stand for in “Hey, I'm on my way, all right? One.”?

In this movie two brothers are talking on the phone: — Yo — Hey, Isaiah. Hey, are you going to pick me up, man? — You all right? What happened? — Man, just some skinheads tripping, man. — All ...
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What does 'fifteen' mean in 'fifteen of the seventy-five-thousand-pound prize money'?

I have read an article from IELTS: We invested fifteen of the seventy-five-thousand-pound prize money to help secure our future. Does the 'fifteen' in the sentence mean 15% or fifteen thousand ...
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“44 hundred” instead of “4 thousand and 4 hundred” [duplicate]

Could you please tell me if it is okay to speak this way: I have 12 hundred dollars left in my pocket. There are 10 hundred words in the text. I've taken this from the TV series "The 4400".
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Which is the most acceptable numeral for 1980 to 1989?

Previously, I asked a question about whether I should omit the article, "the" before the late 80s. I saw in the answer by Absolute Beginner that he writes '80s for Eighties, the apostrophe is added ...
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When should we use preposition “of” after number, amount or unit?

This question may sound hard to English learners and too basic for English speakers. So, the placement of the question on the appropriated Stack Exchange website (ELL or English Native Speakers) can ...
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What to use: 'of' or 'out of'?

Good evening. My question refers to proportions. I would like to ask you whether it is better to say '10 of 100 people' or '10 out of 100 people'? Is the second phrase ('out of') more formal than the ...
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How do you say 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 in words?

One of the answers in a reading exercise in my class today was: 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 ... which was the value of the highest denomination note ever issued. It was a 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 ...
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What is an eight-by-eight-foot duct-tape? [closed]

What would an eight-by-eight-foot duct-tape be? Is it simply an eight foot long tape?