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    Hello. Could someone tell me please how to read the following years correctly, check if the ones I wrote are correct and perhaps give some more acceptable options? Which are the most common options?


    1509
    -one thousand five hundred and nine [is it a right way of reading this year?]
    -fifteen oh nine [is it informal way of writing that year?]
    -[fifteen hundred and nine] - incorrect I think, isn't it?

    1001
    -one thousand (and) one
    -ten oh one [is it informal way of writing that year?]

    1010
    -ten ten
    -one thousand (and) ten [is that correct?]

    650
    -six hundred (and) fifty

    2008
    -two tousand (and) eight
    -twenty oh eight [is it informal way of writing that year?]
    -[twenty eight] - incorrect I think, isn't it?

    2012
    -twenty twelve
    -two thousand (and) twelve

    2020
    -twenty twenty
    -two thousand and twenty
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    Keep it simple and use the standard way of spelling out the numbers, like "Two thousand twenty," "Six hundred fifty," etc. And there is no need to use "and" in any of the numbers, either.
    Never use, "Ten oh one," "Twenty oh eight," etc. I thought that was another language at first (no joke).

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    In BrE we say two thousand and eight, for example, we do not leave out the 'and'.

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    Default Re: reading year

    Could somebody check all the years I wrote, please?
    And what about the first one I just added?

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