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    Question Speaks the number as a whole number

    Hi,

    I found this sentence from one document: The number 123 is spoken as "one hundred twenty-three."

    Can I say "one hundred and twenty three" ? what is the difference?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Speaks the number as a whole number

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Hi,

    I found this sentence from one document: The number 123 is spoken as "one hundred twenty-three."

    Can I say "one hundred and twenty three" ? what is the difference?

    Thanks.
    I think this is a BrE vs AmE difference. In BrE, we always use the word "and" when speaking numbers. I believe in AmE, the "and" isn't necessarily used.

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