1. ## 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000?

How to read 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000 respectively?
I guess the following.

1/2000 - one two thousandth
2/2000 - two two thousandths
1/1000 - one(a) thousandth

2. ## Re: 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000?

Originally Posted by keannu
How to read 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000 respectively?
I guess the following.

1/2000 - one two thousand
2/2000 - two two thousands
1/1000 - one(a) thousand
One two-thousandth.
Two two-thousandths.
One thousandth.

3. ## Re: 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000?

one over two thousand
two over two thousand
one over a thousand

Correct?

Tenths Fraction Chart: Words and Numbers
We write: one-tenth...
We say: one over ten...

4. ## Re: 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000?

With round fractions, such as hundredths, thousandths and millionths, bhai's response is the normal and natural one for a native speaker.

For more complex fractions, such as 256/3579, we would probably use 'over'.

5. ## Re: 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000?

There is ...

Thought better of it - too much information

b
PS Extra info, if you really want it. If not, stop reading now.

There is an abbreviation used by engineers beore the UK 'went metric'; I don't know if it's still used anywhere else. A thousandth of an inch was '1 thou' (with a /θ/), with no need to mention the inches.

6. ## Re: 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000?

Originally Posted by BobK
There is ...

Thought better of it - too much information

b
PS Extra info, if you really want it. If not, stop reading now.

There is an abbreviation used by engineers beore the UK 'went metric'; I don't know if it's still used anywhere else. A thousandth of an inch was '1 thou' (with a /θ/), with no need to mention the inches.
The "thou" is also known as a "mil."

7. ## Re: 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000?

Originally Posted by fivejedjon
With round fractions, such as hundredths, thousandths and millionths, bhai's response is the normal and natural one for a native speaker.

For more complex fractions, such as 256/3579, we would probably use 'over'.
Is it possible to say like this?
1/1000 - one per thousand or a thousandth

8. ## Re: 1/2000, 2/2000, 1/1000?

Originally Posted by keannu
Is it possible to say like this?
1/1000 - one per thousand It's not normal when the figures are presented as a fraction.
or a thousandth Yes
5

#### Posting Permissions

• You may not post new threads
• You may not post replies
• You may not post attachments
• You may not edit your posts
•