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    Dear teacher,
    How do we say these numbers, please?

    #1 'How tall are you?'
    'I'm 1.60 meters tall.' (one point sixty meters?)

    #2 'I'm 0.50 meters tall.' (zero point fifty meters?)

    #3 'Where do you live?'
    'I live at 1234 Main Street' (1. Should I say 'I live at' or 'I live in'?
    2. '1234' twelve thirty four?)

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    Re: how do we say the numbers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Dear teacher,
    How do we say these numbers, please?

    #1 'How tall are you?'
    'I'm 1.60 meters tall.' (one point sixty meters?) One point six metres or one metre sixty.

    #2 'I'm 0.50 meters tall.' (zero point fifty meters?) Half a metre or fifty centimetres.

    #3 'Where do you live?'
    'I live at 1234 Main Street' (1. Should I say 'I live at' or 'I live in'? At.
    2. '1234' twelve thirty four?) This is fine.
    Bhai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Bhai.
    Dear Bhai,
    Thank you!
    How about if I have a vase that is 0.23m tall, how should I say this decimal? zero point twenty-three meterS tall?

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    Re: how do we say the numbers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Dear Bhai,
    Thank you!
    How about if I have a vase that is 0.23m tall, how should I say this decimal? zero point twenty-three meterS tall?
    You could say zero point two three, but it would be much easier to say twenty-three centimetres.

    Bye the way, in BrE we tend to use the spelling 'metres' as opposed to 'meters' which is the AmE spelling.

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    Re: how do we say the numbers?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You could say zero point two three, but it would be much easier to say twenty-three centimetres.

    Bye the way, in BrE we tend to use the spelling 'metres' as opposed to 'meters' which is the AmE spelling.
    Dear Bhai,
    Thanks for your reply and your time!
    I also noticed that you used the spelling 'centimetre'. It's good to know the differences between AmE and BrE. Thanks again!

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