Re: Interesting differences
So are you saying Americans do NOT use the "and" or that they do and no one else does?
I say it sometimes, and I omit it sometimes.
He was going a hundred, maybe a hundred twenty, miles per hour when he hit that tree. -- Sounds fine either way.
I think there were about a hundred and twenty kids at the dance. -- Sounds weird without the "and."
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.