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How to pronounce numbers and symbols that are not spelled out as words.

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### How do you read the number 1.5?

How should you read the number 1.5? Should I read it as one and half or one and a half Any help would be appreciated.
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### How to read numbers in English

I want to write a program which will translate a number into text, but I am not sure how to read those numbers and about the rule. 999,999 =? Nine hundred ninety nine thousand and nine hundred ...
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### Should I add “and” before last number?

In Oxford word skills book "and" added before the last number 101 : one hundred and one 140: one hundred and forty I know that can say without "and" but I want to know standard and acceptable ...
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### What is the correct way to write 1.5 hours?

I'm a bit confused in describing 1.5hrs in words. Is writing one and a half an hour correct or should it be one and half hour? E.g: I'll see you there in one and a half an hour. OR I'll ...
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### Is there a short form of “greater than or equal to” (≥)

From this question I know that when mixing "greater than" (>) and "equal to" (=) the correct expression to say is "greater than or equal to"(>=). However, I remember that my math teacher, when writing ...
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### Math Expressions

I don't know how to read most of the math expressions. For example: 2/6 75 Is there anything to learn them?
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### What do I call the ′ in mathematical formulae?

As in x′ = x + t "Ex (?) equals ex plus tee". In Russian it is called "штрих" (shtrikch).
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### 25 Oct read as “25” or “25th”? [duplicate]

I hear some people read days in names as non-ordinal numbers. Not sure if that is correct. For example, 25 October is read as "twenty five October" or "twenty fifth October"? Or both? I am ...
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### episode and # — can the two be used together?

For example, on the Internet, there's a podcast for ESL learners called Culips (they are based in Montreal, Canada). They have two kinds of podcasts there—one is called Catchword and the other one ...
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### How do you read the differential mark aloud?

How do you read the differential mark?
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### How do you read these mathematical expressions aloud?

(both above are from Wikipedia.org)
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### How do you read this, “to staff a 100 bed”?

The health provider will get \$20 million from the Abbott Government to staff a 100 bed hospital in Sierra Leone. (here is the audio) (from Aussie ABC) I don’t hear clearly how the presenter is saying ...
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### Why is there no plural 's' after “hundred” or “thousand” in cardinal numbers?

Let's say we have the numeral "12,345". Why is it pronounced as "twelve thousand three hundred and forty five" as opposed to "twelve thousands three hundreds and forty five". Are 's's omitted while ...
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### How do you read ISO numbers?

I came across an ISO, say ISO 12345:78, and wondered what is the way to pronunce it: For the ISO part, should I say... "ei" "es" "ou"? or "aiso"? For the 12345:78 part, should I say... "one" "two" ...
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### How do you say “July 29, 1958” in American English? Is it “July twenty ninth, nineteen fifty eight” or “July the twenty ninth, nineteen fifty eight”?

Same question for this date: October 1, 1958 Is it "october first, nineteen fifty eight" or "october the first, nineteen fifty eight"? Do we say "the" between the month and the day number?
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### 2 hundred sixty thousand VS 2 hundred sixty thousands [duplicate]

In the past three weeks alone, the number of people displaced inside Ukraine itself has doubled to at least 260,000, according to the UN's Vincent Cochetel in Geneva. Is this "two hundred sixty ...
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### Usage of fractional numbers

I had a test yesterday. There was a question about fraction number and it's way of writing. What is the right form of spelling of "1/2 ton"? A half of ton, half of a ton or half a ton?
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### How are numbers such as thousands or millions pronounced?

How do you pronounce numbers like 375 1846 12361 55732 101223 223440 1326528
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### More than 9 hundred as hundreds?

In German, we often use "Elfhundert" (literally, "eleven hundred") for 1100 or "neunzehnhundert" ("nineteen hundred") for 1900; but is this correct in English?
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### Is this way of reading the number 334400 correct?

334400 new jobs. Three hundred thirty four thousand four haundered thousands new job.
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### How do I pronounce these fractions?

1/2 cup of spinach is "one-half cup" of spinach 1/3 is "one-third" But what do you say for 3/4 and 3/5?
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### How do I pronounce 1/4 bath, 1/2 and 3/4 bath?

1/4 bath is normally just a sink. 1/2 bath is normally just sink and toilet. 3/4 bath is normally just a sink, toilet, and shower stall (no tub). A full bath is normally everything. How do I ...
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### 100 USD/US\$ Over USD/US\$ 100

Whilst it's too common in my (and other languages?) to speak (and at times even to write) my currency with construction number + currency name; now, is it, by any means, possible to write/speak that ...
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### How to read this formula aloud: “f(x) = x²”?

f(x) = x2 Having heard this read only in Korean, I don’t know how to read it in English. What is the right English reading?
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### 15:00 vs 15h00 And how to read them aloud

Crimea referendum: 64% turnout at 15h00 as tension rises in eastern Ukraine. Also what does it mean? And how should I read it aloud? My try is "sixty four percent turnout at fifteen". Am I correct ...
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### What is the correct way to compare two dates and say which is recent?

I have two dates like this: first date = 01 January 2014 second date = 01 January 2013 I want to tell that the first date is always "greater" than the second date. I am sure that "greater" ...
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### Are there any solid reasons for the “-st”, “-nd”, “-rd”, and “-th” suffixes for numbers?

Is there any reason why we say 1st, 2nd, 3rd and the rest (4, 5,.. 10,..) are all -th except the one ending in 1, 2, 3? Why does it change specifically for 1, 2, 3?
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### When should we use the noun plural?

0.9 meters 1.0 meters 1.1 meters I thought if we want to use the plural, the number of the noun should be 2 or more than 2. So Why should*"0.9 meters" and "1.0 meters"* use "meters " not "meter"?
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### How do you read these words with numbers?

June 22, 1911 (1) On the day King George V (2) was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London, Billy Williams went down the pit in Aberowen, South Wales. (Ken Follett, Fall of Giants) It’...
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### Money abbreviations

I can't find in Google any list of the money abbreviations used by English people. I need to know how to continue this list: 1,000 = K 1,000,000 = M (or KK for odd speaking) What is the next, maybe ...
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### Singular or plural for seconds

For numbers of seconds, is it smaller or equal to 1 we use second, larger than 1 we use seconds? For example: 0 second 0.5 second 1 second 1.5 seconds
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### How to read this symbol, a', in English?

While reading a English Syntax book, I wondered how I have to read a', a'', a''' in English. Would you tell me how to?
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### Can we read 31 July as 'thirty one July'?

Investigations continue into the break-in at Gringotts on 31 July . . . (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone; Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) [audio] The first reader (Stephen Fry) ...
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### Multiplication: names of some mathematical symbols

As far as I know, in Italian mathematics books, the symbol for multiplication can take several forms: B × 3 B · 3 B * 3 (rare) I'm not sure of having ever seen case 3 in English books, ...
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### How should numbers be spelled on a receipt?

One of the most confusing things for me is spelling English numerals. What is grammatical way to spell the following numbers in the context of writing the numeral in a receipt? \$100 — a ...
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### Difference between “hundred”, “a hundred”, and “one hundred”?

What is the difference between hundred, a hundred and one hundred? Which one is correct? The book has hundred pages. The book has a hundred pages. The book has one hundred pages. I think ...
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### Referring to letters of the alphabet

In Italian, letters can be referred to using their noun. For example, when speaking of the letter M, I could say La lettera emme è l'undicesima lettera dell'alfabeto italiano. (that is, "M is the 11th ...