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    How is the number 420,092 pronounced in English?


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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragn View Post
    "Four hundred twenty thousand, ninety-two."

    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.

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    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.)


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    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."

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

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    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.

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    We could always read it "forty-two myriads and ninety-two" as well.

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    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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