1. ## Pronounce a number

How is the number 420,092 pronounced in English?

2. ## Re: Pronounce a number

How is the number 420,092 pronounced in English?
"Four hundred twenty thousand, ninety-two."

That's how I would read it.

Here's more, if you're interested:
http://www.ehow.com/how_4465031_lear...g-numbers.html

Greg

3. ## Re: Pronounce a number

Originally Posted by dragn
&quot;Four hundred twenty thousand, ninety-two.&quot;

That's how I would read it.

Here's more, if you're interested:
How to Learn to Read Big Numbers | eHow.com

Greg
Same answer here. Some people might add "and" before the ninety-two, but it's unnecessary.

4. ## Re: Pronounce a number

For what it's worth, I would say "four hundred and twenty thousand (and) ninety two". I could imagine myself omitting the second "and", but not the first.

(I am a speaker of British English.)

5. ## Re: Pronounce a number

Yeah, the "ands" seem to come and go in everyday speech, probably with equal regularity on both sides of the pond. I just wanted to give the OP what is generally considered the "officially correct" way, if there is such an animal. I expected there would be some variance of opinion concerning the "ands."

Greg

6. ## Re: Pronounce a number

I could reduce them to nearly inaudible sounds, but I wouldn't cut them completely. (British English speaker)

7. ## Re: Pronounce a number

Both "ands" are almost obligatory in AusE. Dropping either sounds American.
It's normal to pronounce them 'n

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I would also put them both in.

10. ## Re: Pronounce a number

Twenty-one thousand 'n four score and twelve.
Thirty-five thousand 'n seven dozen and eight.
Hex six sixty eight ef four.

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