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    How can i spell?

    Hello,

    How can i read ?

    141–one hundred and fourty one

    or

    one hundred fourty one

    392–three hundred and ninety two

    or

    three hundred ninety two

    for example : 2576-two thousand five hundred and seventy-six
    is it true using ?

    Shortly where should i use "and" when i try to read numbers ?

    by the way could you help me to read dates like 01/08/2010 or which form you use.

    Thank you.

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    Re: How can i spell?

    You can use the "and" or omit the "and." I'm told it's mandatory in either the US or the UK, but I can't remember which, since I tend to use it.

    Note that forty is spelled without the U. I don't know why, but it is.

    As an American, I would read 01/08/2010 and January eighth, two thousand ten.
    I expect everyone else will tell you August first, two thousand ten.

    Some people will also say twenty-ten.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: How can i spell?

    How can I read it when using it in some sentence ?
    For example, "the accident happened on August first two thousand and ten" or "the accident happened on the first of August in 2010" ?
    Thank you very much !

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    Re: How can i spell?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    How can I read it when using it in some sentence ?
    For example, "the accident happened on August first two thousand and ten" or "the accident happened on the first of August in 2010" ?
    Thank you very much !
    It doesn't really matter whether you say "August the first" or "the first of August".

    However, you don't need to say "in" before the year.

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    Re: How can i spell?

    In BE we say 'three hundred and ninety-two'.

    2576-two thousand five hundred and seventy-six.
    Yes - that's how I say it.

    I would read 01/08/2010 as 'the first of August, twenty-ten'.

    Rover

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