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    #1

    Smile giving address

    How should one ask about some one's postal code? is it okay to ask:
    -what's your postal code?

    Is the order of giving address the same in spoken & written English? I was wondering if u could give me one in detail? - one so common in spoken English-
    I need to know more about giving some detailed information as Number.

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    Re: giving address

    A typical address in the UK, both spoken and written, is:

    42 Talbot Road
    Lancaster
    LA5 6NW

    The last bit is the postcode (not postal code).

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: giving address

    Although it is no longer required, many people still write in the county:

    24 Bottal Street
    Gosport
    Hants
    P073 64FT

    Most counties have recognised abbreviated forms. When read out, they are usually said as this form -"Hants", though some people say them in full, "Hampshire".

    If you are interested, the counties and the normal abbreviations are here: COUNTIES OF ENGLAND, WALES, AND SCOTLAND

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