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    Question How do we read 4,500?

    Hi.

    4,500 can be read in two ways:

    1. four thousand five hundred
    2. four and a half thousand

    Am I right? Even if there is one 's' or whatever missing, please let me know. I'm not completely sure about the second one.

    Thanks in advance...

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    Re: How do we read 4,500?

    Yes they are most definitely interchangeable and at all times, in all contexts.

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    Re: How do we read 4,500?

    Another way to read this figure is "forty-five hundred" -- this is mostly used when talking about dates and years.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: How do we read 4,500?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    Another way to read this figure is "forty-five hundred" -- this is mostly used when talking about dates and years.
    Really? I'm not familiar with that usage.

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    Re: How do we read 4,500?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    Another way to read this figure is "forty-five hundred" -- this is mostly used when talking about dates and years.
    Not in BrE. I've only ever heard that from AmE speakers.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: How do we read 4,500?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Not in BrE. I've only ever heard that from AmE speakers.
    I didn't realize there was any AmE/BrE difference here.

    I would say "forty-five hundred." I would never say "four-and-a-half thousand."

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    Re: How do we read 4,500?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Really? I'm not familiar with that usage.
    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I didn't realize there was any AmE/BrE difference here.

    I would say "forty-five hundred." I would never say "four-and-a-half thousand."
    There you go.

    And they say that BrE is constantly changing under the influence of AmE -- not in this case I guess.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: How do we read 4,500?

    Note that this doesn't apply to the even multiples of a thousand. We would never say "forty hundred" for "four thousand."

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