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    #1

    1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000?

    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

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    Re: 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    How to read 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000 respectively?
    I guess the following.

    1/2000 - one two thousand
    2/2000 - two two thousands
    1/1000 - one(a) thousand
    One two-thousandth.
    Two two-thousandths.
    One thousandth.

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    #3

    Re: 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000?

    one over two thousand
    two over two thousand
    one over a thousand


    Correct?

    Tenths Fraction Chart: Words and Numbers
    We write: one-tenth...
    We say: one over ten...

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    #4

    Re: 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000?

    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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    Re: 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000?

    There is ...

    Thought better of it - too much information

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    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.

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    Re: 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    There is ...

    Thought better of it - too much information

    b
    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.
    The "thou" is also known as a "mil."

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    Re: 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    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'.
    Is it possible to say like this?
    1/1000 - one per thousand or a thousandth

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    #8

    Re: 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Is it possible to say like this?
    1/1000 - one per thousand It's not normal when the figures are presented as a fraction.
    or a thousandth Yes
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