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    Exclamation How to read the years

    Hello, Could you tell me how to pronounce or read the year in the following sentence. I only know how to read years consisting of four figures and Iam supposed to give a talk. Thank you in advance.

    " The Preslav literary school was the most important cultural centre of all Slavs until the capture and burning of Preslav by the Byzantine Emperor John I Tzimisces in 972."

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    Re: How to read the years

    Nine seventy-two.

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    Thank you very much!

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    Re: How to read the years

    nine hundred seventy-two

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    Re: How to read the years

    As a rule, you only pronounce the "hundred" if the middle digit is a zero, i.e. 703 = "seven hundred and three" or "seven-oh-three."

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