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    Default Located at 3,825m

    Can you read this as "thirty eight-twenty five meters" by two digits? What about "meter" or "meters"?

    le3-3 ex)Lake Titicaca, Peru: The Floating Reed Village High up in the Andes is grand Lake Titicaca. Located at 3,825m above sea-level, it is one of the highest lakes in the world.

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    Default Re: Located at 3,825m

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can you read this as "thirty eight-twenty five meters" by two digits? What about "meter" or "meters"?

    le3-3 ex)Lake Titicaca, Peru: The Floating Reed Village High up in the Andes is grand Lake Titicaca. Located at 3,825m above sea-level, it is one of the highest lakes in the world.

    Usually it's either read as thirty-eight-hundred twenty-five meters

    or three-thousand eight-hundred-twenty-five meters.

    Always meters.It's always a plural when more than one.


    I've never seen it as 'thirty eight-twenty five meters'. It just doesn't sound natural. At least not to me.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Default Re: Located at 3,825m

    Is the rule applicable to any kind of numbers? Like apartment unit numbers? I used to read my unit number in Canada as 1205(twelve oh five). I think the rule is for the metric system.

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    Default Re: Located at 3,825m

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Is the rule applicable to any kind of numbers? Like apartment unit numbers? I used to read my unit number in Canada as 1205(twelve oh five). I think the rule is for the metric system.
    I'm not aware about any rules regarding it. However, I have only seen it used when referring to measurement
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Default Re: Located at 3,825m

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    Usually it's either read as thirty-eight-hundred twenty-five meters

    or three-thousand eight-hundred-twenty-five meters.

    Always meters.It's always a plural when more than one.


    I've never seen it as 'thirty eight-twenty five meters'. It just doesn't sound natural. At least not to me.
    What happened to the 'and's? Aren't you Australian? eight-hundred-twenty-five meters?
    keannu, in Aus, and probably most of UK and elsewhere (except America), "eight hundred and twenty-five meters" is what you'll hear.

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    Default Re: Located at 3,825m

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    What happened to the 'and's? Aren't you Australian? eight-hundred-twenty-five meters?
    keannu, in Aus, and probably most of UK and elsewhere (except America), "eight hundred and twenty-five meters" is what you'll hear.

    Actually, that's not used as much anymore. It's being phased out, similar to 'th' is with dates.

    It's no longer 10th of October. It's just 10 October.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Default Re: Located at 3,825m

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can you read this as "thirty eight-twenty five meters" by two digits? What about "meter" or "meters"?

    le3-3 ex)Lake Titicaca, Peru: The Floating Reed Village High up in the Andes is grand Lake Titicaca. Located at 3,825m above sea-level, it is one of the highest lakes in the world.
    In BrE, we would read that aloud as "Located at three thousand, eight hundred and twenty-five metres above sea level ..."

    The mention of apartment numbers was interesting though. We don't have such huge apartment blocks (blocks of flats) in the UK that we would probably ever have Apartment Number 3805 but if we did, I can imagine people referring to it as "thirty eight oh five" but most people would probably say "three eight oh five". I think the main difference is that with individual apartment numbers, used to identify a specific apartment, we never use the comma which we use in other numbers, like this:

    It is at 3,805 metres.
    There are 4,722 people in the stadium.
    It is apartment number 3805.
    I live in flat number 4722.
    There are 3,805 apartments in the building.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Located at 3,825m

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    Actually, that's not used as much any more. It's being phased out, similar to 'th' is with dates.

    It's no longer 10th of October. It's just 10 October.
    Are you sure about that? Raymott is Australian. In the UK most people still use the "and", and "10th October".

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    Default Re: Located at 3,825m

    A house number or a phone number may be given as "thirty-eight twenty-five," but not a measurement in a sentence like that. The emphasis here is that it is a number of meters.

    Now, if I was dictating a list of measurements where the unit of measure was not spoken each time, I would probably start pairing off the numbers as I spoke.

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    Default Re: Located at 3,825m

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    Actually, that's not used as much anymore. It's being phased out, similar to 'th' is with dates.
    Maybe in the circles you hang in.

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