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    1/8

    "1/4 finals" is read quarterfinals. But what about "1/8 finals"? How do you say that?

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    Re: 1/8

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    "1/4 finals" is read quarterfinals. But what about "1/8 finals"? How do you say that?
    Don't think I've ever seen that used - you're more likely to see "the last 16".

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    Re: 1/8

    But I saw it on the official website for London 2012.

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    Re: 1/8

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    Eighth-finals. See here.

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    Re: 1/8

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    But I saw it on the official website for London 2012.
    Some may use it, but it's not very common. I'd use the last 16 or the number of the round.

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    Re: 1/8

    I vaguely recall noticing that on the London 2012 website now. It's very uncommon. The descriptions of the rounds normally go (using a tennis tournament starting with 64 entrants as an example):

    Round of 64
    Round of 32
    Last 16
    Quarter-finals
    Semi-finals
    Final(s)
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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