# Thread: How do we say the years?

1. ## 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.

Livian.-

2. ## 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)

3. ## Re: How do we say the years?

Originally Posted by Livian
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.

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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