How to read 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000 respectively?
I guess the following.
1/2000 - one two thousandth
2/2000 - two two thousandths
1/1000 - one(a) thousandth
Last edited by keannu; 26-May-2011 at 18:06. Reason: mistake
With round fractions, such as hundredths, thousandths and millionths, bhai's response is the normal and natural one for a native speaker.
For more complex fractions, such as 256/3579, we would probably use 'over'.
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Thought better of it - too much information
PS Extra info, if you really want it. If not, stop reading now.
There is an abbreviation used by engineers beore the UK 'went metric'; I don't know if it's still used anywhere else. A thousandth of an inch was '1 thou' (with a /θ/), with no need to mention the inches.