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    Thumbs down How to read 28X15X0.9MM in specification

    Hi

    My friend who works in a tent factory will take part in an exhibition next week and the specification of the pole (metal tubes for strutual support) is 28mmX15mmX0.9mm

    She has been discussing the products with foreigh customers for months via email only and does not know how to read these the specification when she meets the customer fact to face.

    Is it read as "twenty eight times fifteen times point nine millimeter " ?

    And there is another question of mine:
    How do we read the punctuation ?
    My email address (account) does not contain any punctuation but my friends meet these problem, such as kevin-EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead or EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead
    Then how do we read the punctuation of - and _ in telephone.

    THANK YOU
    Kevin


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    Re: How to read 28X15X0.9MM in specification

    Quote Originally Posted by kevin_von View Post
    Hi

    My friend who works in a tent factory will take part in an exhibition next week and the specification of the pole (metal tubes for strutual support) is 28mmX15mmX0.9mm

    She has been discussing the products with foreigh customers for months via email only and does not know how to read these the specification when she meets the customer fact to face.

    Is it read as "twenty-eight times fifteen times point nine millimeter " ?

    No: it would be Twenty eight by fifteen by zero/Oh point nine millimetres.

    And there is another question of mine:
    How do we read the punctuation ?
    My email address (account) does not contain any punctuation but my friends meet these problem, such as kevin-EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead or EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead
    Then how do we read the punctuation of - and _ on the telephone. - = hyphen/dash; _ = underline/underscore

    THANK YOU
    Kevin
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    Re: How to read 28X15X0.9MM in specification

    Quote Originally Posted by kevin_von View Post
    Hi

    My friend who works in a tent factory will take part in an exhibition next week and the specification of the pole (metal tubes for strutual support) is 28mmX15mmX0.9mm
    In AmE, we'd say "twenty-eight millimeters by fifteen millimeters by point nine millimeters." To simplify it a bit, we might state in advance "These numbers are all in millimeters: twenty-eight by fifteen by point nine."
    And there is another question of mine:
    How do we read the punctuation ?
    My email address (account) does not contain any punctuation but my friends meet these problem, such as kevin-EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead or EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead
    Then how do we read the punctuation of - and _ in telephone.
    "kevin-EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead" would be read as "kevin dash cn at xxx dot com."

    "kevin_cn" would be read as either "kevin underscore cn" or "kevin underline cn."


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    Re: How to read 28X15X0.9MM in specification

    Thank you very much

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