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    Default I will be there on 16 December 2010

    "I will be there on 16 December 2010", should this be pronounced as "I will be there on sixteen December two thousand and ten", or "I will be there on the sixteenth of December two thousand and ten" ?

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    Default Re: I will be there on 16 December 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    "I will be there on 16 December 2010", should this be pronounced as "I will be there on sixteen December two thousand and ten", or "I will be there on the sixteenth of December two thousand and ten" ?
    "I will be there on the sixteenth of December two thousand and ten" I would use this.

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    Default Re: I will be there on 16 December 2010

    I'd say "I will be there on the sixteenth of December twenty ten".


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    Default Re: I will be there on 16 December 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    "I will be there on 16 December 2010", should this be pronounced as "I will be there on sixteen December two thousand and ten", or "I will be there on the sixteenth of December two thousand and ten" ?
    I know that in NATO people often use the former.

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    Default Re: I will be there on 16 December 2010

    I would also say "I will be there on the sixteenth of December two thousand and ten."

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