1. ## 37.23m

How do you say this? "thirty seven point two three" or "thirty seven point twenty three"? Or either way works?

gi11
ex)...But Sean Charlin, a former Olympic hammer thrower, threw a tuna 37.23m...
Last edited by keannu; 15-Oct-2012 at 17:34.

2. ## Re: 37.23m

Originally Posted by keannu
How do you say this? "thirty seven point two three" or "thirty seven point twenty three"? Or either ways works?

gi11
ex)...But Sean Charlin, a former Olympic hammer thrower, threw a tuna 37.23m...
I'd say "thirty-seven point two three".

3. ## Re: 37.23m

I'd say "thirty-seven point two three".
Could you tell me why you put a hypen in the above sentence?
How about ""thirty seven point two three" or ""thirty-seven point two-three"?

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## Re: 37.23m

You could say "point two three" or "point twenty-three."

(Hyphens are used when writing numbers between twenty-one and ninety-nine, like "twenty-three" or "fifty-six" or "six hundred forty-two.")

5. ## Re: 37.23m

Originally Posted by keannu
How do you say this? "thirty seven point two three" or "thirty seven point twenty three"? Or either way works?

gi11
ex)...But Sean Charlin, a former Olympic hammer thrower, threw a tuna 37.23m...
I, too, would say "thirty-seven point two three metres".
In some contexts, you could also say "thirty-seven metres and twenty-three centimetres".

6. ## Re: 37.23m

I believe it's not that uncommon in AmE (certainly it's not so rare here in Toronto) to hear "point twenty-three". Also, I believe it's justifiable as we're dealing with hundredths, given the number of significant digits, so twenty-three hundredths after the decimal point is quite unambiguous and clear.

I agree with my colleagues though about what is more common and I usually say it their way ("point two three").

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## Re: 37.23m

I believe it's not that uncommon in AmE

You don't hear it much in BrE.

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