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    Default 1.7km2

    When you say a number over 1 and less than 2, does "square meter or cubic meter or even meter" have to be plural or singular? Is it 1.7 square kilometer or kilometers?

    ex)the island had grown to a size of 1.7km2

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    One point seven square kilometres

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    Is this only for BrE or AmE as well?

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    Default Re: 1.7km2

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Is this only for BrE or AmE as well?
    In AmE, it's kilometers, otherwise it's the same.
    (I'd be happy if people just said 'kilometres', regardless of the spelling.)

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