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

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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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How to designate the X5-(X+1)0% range? (e.g. 85-90% range)

How to designate the X5-(X+1)0% range? E.g. for the 85-90% range, which one(s) amongst the following are correct, which one sounds the best, and is there any better alternatives? the high 80% the ...
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How to read this mathematics value: 10^9

I have this value How to read that in English? translating from my native language, I would say Ten base of nine. but is that really correct?
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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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What is the general rule of parsing a long sequence of numbers?

I used to just read the digits, but some native speakers do it in a different way. They read it 2 by 2. So my house number (1234) would be "twelve thirty-four", and my apartment number (567) "five ...
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How many ways are there to read years like “123 BC”,“49”,“1500”,“2009”,etc.?

I've heard people say "2 thousand and 15", "twenty fifteen", "two-O-one-five",are they all acceptable? How many ways are there to express such years like "23 BC","49 AD","1500","2009",etc.?
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How to explain a mathematical process?

Consider we have two expressions A, and B. If we have C = A + B, we can say (I have seen this multiple times in academic papers): C can be written as a sum of two expressions. Now the question is,...
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Saying numbers - few options

I know that there are (at least) three options to read this number - 2500: A. two thousand, five hundred B. two thousand and five hundred C. twenty-five hundred Q1) Is "C" considered to ...
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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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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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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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How to pronounce this character `^`

this character ^ could be typed by shift + 6, usually means powers of some number, the question is How to pronounce this character ^?
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When should I use plural form of the noun after the numeral?

Which is correct: "one hundred and one apple" or "one hundred and one apples"? The first version seems more likely, but there are "101 Dalmatians".
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How to read “during the 1870's”?

Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel Demons is a piece that observes Russian ideals during the 1870's. Maybe a trivial question but I am not sure how to express in a spoken word the date in the form as is ...
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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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How do you say this math expression in English (UK)?

(3x + 1)2 - x2 How do you say it? So this is pronounce ‘bracket three x plus one bracket square minus x square?
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How to write and read the period of the first years of the century

This musical style emerged in the mid-'00s of this century. Is it possible to write the period between 2005–2010 in this form? And how to read it? "Null(t)ies"? "Zerothies"?
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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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Negative numbers: “minus” or “negative”?

I noticed that when negative number are used in speech, there are two dominant patterns. Taking "-10" as an example, in some cases it is pronounced "negative ten", while in others it is "minus ten". ...
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Order of numbers in “between”

While using between, we always use "lower"-"higher" number format. Recently, I got in argument whether this was just convention or is it standard? In other words, is this valid sentence: "I bought ...
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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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“crimes against humanity during the 1992-95 war”

The amnesia about the continent’s capacity for slaughter will be broken in The Hague on Thursday, where judgment will be passed on Radovan Karadžić for charges of genocide and crimes against humanity ...
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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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How do you read capital letters?

For example, speaking AbcDEg, over a phone. "capital A,b,c, capital D, capital E, g" or "uppercase A,b,c, uppercase D, uppercase E, g" or some way else?
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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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How to pronounce 'GB' (the island)?

When talking about United Kingdom or United States people often pronounce the letters of the abbreviation like "you kay" (UK). However, I have never noticed anyone spelling out 'GB'. Is it somehow ...
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I'm confused about the (.) punctuation mark

There are several ways to name a (.) punctuation mark. I can't understand if they anyhow differ? Period Full stop (also Fullstop) Stop Point Full point Dot I only use the word "period".
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How to read 'etc' in English?

'You hang up hurriedly and attend to baby,crockery,etc', could you please tell me how to read 'etc'? just read the letters one by one or there is another way to read it?
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How do you read 0.1 and 0.24 and 1 4/5 aloud in American English?

0.1 0.24 1 4/5 How do you read them and is there any differences in American and British?
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Numbers in Words

How do we write 3,251 in words? A. Three thousand two hundred and fifty one B. Three thousand two hundred and fifty-one C. Three thousand two hundred fifty-one Essentially, I am requesting a ...
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What does the phrase “as_____is to ______” mean?

For example: A is a basic thing for B as C is to D. Is it correct? Please explain with examples if possible.
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“it is at 5 minute and 40 second” or “it is at 5 minutes and 40 seconds”?

Tell me please which sentence is correct. The part where he is saying it is at 4 minute and 45 second. The part where he is saying it is at 4 minutes and 45 seconds. Or is this one better? ...
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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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Does single quote (') pronounce “dash” , “prime” or something else? [duplicate]

The lecturer is saying we write as f dash of x when talk about this formula. I heard someone pronounce it as "prime" somewhere else. Does single quote (') pronounce dash, prime or something ...
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What do programmers call these punctuation marks? (Parentheses, brackets, ticks, etc.) [closed]

In our international (TypeScript) developer team, we have often problems in the communication; in the worst case, everyone understands something else. Therefore I would unmistakable know, how should ...