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    Can I say that?

    Good evening everyone.


    I have a doubt about spelling numbers in English. for example: I have an internet show and, always, when a new series appears, into the intro I need to say: "Welcome to the Nickletopmomentstoday, today is the day 147. I hope you enjoy. Let's begin."
    Could I say "..today is the day one fourty seven" instead of ".. today is the day one hundred fourty seven", or it is incorrect?

    Sorry for my bad English, I really try to improve it.
    Nickle.
    Last edited by Nicklexoxo; 04-Jun-2013 at 23:02.
    If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.

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    Re: Can I say that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklexoxo View Post
    Good evening everyone.


    I have a doubt about spelling numbers in English. for example: I have an internet show and, always, when a new series appears, into the intro I need to say: "Welcome to the Nickletopmomentstoday, today is the day 147. I hope you enjoy. Let's begin."
    Could I say "..today is the day one fourty seven" instead of ".. today is the day one hundred fourty seven", or it is incorrect?

    Sorry for my bad English, I really try to improve it.
    Nickle.
    You could say either of those, but I would drop the word "the" from both. Also, there is no "u" in forty.

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    Re: Can I say that?

    that is, I need to say: ".. today is the day THE one forty seven" , am I right?
    If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.

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    Re: Can I say that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklexoxo View Post
    that is, I need to say: ".. today is the day THE one forty seven" , am I right?
    NO. Mike said you need to drop 'the'.

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    Re: Can I say that?

    Sorry, I'm confused. I thought that I need to drop "the" in sentence, that is, I need to drop it (the) out: "...today is day one forty seven". Is it?

    Sorry for questions
    If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.

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    Re: Can I say that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklexoxo View Post
    Sorry, I'm confused. I thought that I need to drop "the" in sentence, that is, I need to drop it (the) out: "...today is day one forty seven". Is it?

    Sorry for questions
    Yes, I'm sorry my use of the word "drop" led you astray.

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    Re: Can I say that?

    Thank you for help, Mike!
    If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.

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    Re: Can I say that?

    Nickelxoxo, instead of sending your thanks in a separate message, just click the Like button, please.

    The reason is that it is flagged as a new post, so we think you might have a follow-up question or something to add. Those of us with slow internet connections and/or old computers have to waste valuable time waiting for it to appear.

    Thank you.

    Rover

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