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    Dear teachers,

    I have one questions to ask:

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    In first decade of the 1900s, fashionable women needed morning dresses, afternoon dresses, evening gowns, and simpler dresses.

    Could you please explain if this 1900s refers to the years between 1901 and 1909? If I read it should I read it "in the nineteen hundreds"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Last edited by jiang; 13-May-2008 at 13:53.

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    Default Re: station and stop, 1900-1909

    The first decade is the first 10 years: 1900 to 1910, and yes, 1900s is read "nineteen hundreds".


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    Default Re: station and stop, 1900-1909

    Hi,

    I can say "in the 60s". Could you please how should I pronounce "00s"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    The first decade is the first 10 years: 1900 to 1910, and yes, 1900s is read "nineteen hundreds".


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    Smile Re: station and stop, 1900-1909

    Hi jiang. I have heard the expression: the 'noughties', but in my opinion the era will probably best remembered as twenty-hundreds.

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    Default Re: station and stop, 1900-1909

    Hi,

    What about 1907? Can I say "in the 00s". And if I can how should I pronounce it?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang


    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    Hi jiang. I have heard the expression: the 'noughties', but in my opinion the era will probably best remembered as twenty-hundreds.

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    Smile Re: station and stop, 1900-1909

    The only other alternative would be: nineteen 'oh' seven.

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    Default Re: station and stop, 1900-1909

    Hi,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. So 1900-1909 is 1900s (nineteen hundreds). Is it possible to express 1900-1909 as "in the early 1900" or "at the turn of 1900"? 1907 is nineteen 'oh' seven. I can't express this concept the way I express 1910s "in the 10s" or 1920s "in the twenties". Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    The only other alternative would be: nineteen 'oh' seven.

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    Default Re: station and stop, 1900-1909

    You have to say "the early 1900s" with the S.

    Unfortunately, while you can say "the twenties" to refer to 1920-1929, there isn't a good way to say the 1900-1909 or even the 1910-1919 decades, except "the first (or second) decade of the 1900s."

    I've heard "the oughts" (not "noughts") but it sounds very odd to me.

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    Default Re: station and stop, 1900-1909

    Dear Barb_D,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You have to say "the early 1900s" with the S.

    Unfortunately, while you can say "the twenties" to refer to 1920-1929, there isn't a good way to say the 1900-1909 or even the 1910-1919 decades, except "the first (or second) decade of the 1900s."

    I've heard "the oughts" (not "noughts") but it sounds very odd to me.

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