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    Lightbulb How do we say the years?

    Hi there,

    My question is the following:

    When we are talking about the years ( for example )1995, we say Ninteen ninety-five ( we divide into two blocks 19 and 95 ). 1909 Nineteen o nine etc.... but is driving me crazy how would we say this for the 2000 and forward. For example 2001, can we say twenty o one??? 2010 twenty and ten??? or it has to be said as: two thousand and ten???
    I had a discussion about it with some teachers and no one seems to now the right answer as they only come up with suppositions.
    I would appreciate if you could give me a clue about this matter.
    Thanks in advance for your time.

    Livian.-

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    Re: How do we say the years?

    I know people say 2001 - two thousand one, or simply 'o one', 2009- two thousand nine, 'o nine'.
    2010 two thousand ten, o ten...and so on

    One could also say' twenty ten'. For example: By year twenty ten we will reach the highest point.

    I hope I'm right on this. (I am not a teacher)
    Last edited by misiania; 25-Aug-2009 at 23:58.


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    Re: How do we say the years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Livian View Post
    Hi there,

    My question is the following:

    When we are talking about the years ( for example )1995, we say Ninteen ninety-five ( we divide into two blocks 19 and 95 ). 1909 Nineteen o nine etc.... but is driving me crazy how would we say this for the 2000 and forward. For example 2001, can we say twenty o one??? 2010 twenty and ten??? or it has to be said as: two thousand and ten???
    I had a discussion about it with some teachers and no one seems to now the right answer as they only come up with suppositions.
    I would appreciate if you could give me a clue about this matter.
    Thanks in advance for your time.

    Livian.-
    Either way can be used. There is no formal "right or wrong" way. Use whichever you prefer and which seems clearer.

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