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    Meaning of "bn"

    Its market value plunged by 63 per cent that day, to 3.3bn.
    What does it mean by "3.3bn."

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    Re: Meaning of "bn"

    * Not a teacher

    In my opinion, bn stands for billion. So, it means that its market value is now 3.3 billions.

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    Re: Meaning of "bn"

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    So, it means that its market value is now 3.3 billions.
    We say "Three hundred, thousand, million, billion dollars", but "hundreds, thousands, millions, billions of dollars"

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    Re: Meaning of "bn"

    Oh, a basic mistake. Thank you!

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    Re: Meaning of "bn"

    Quote Originally Posted by SirGod View Post
    Oh, a basic mistake. Thank you!
    We all make, them - even native speakers. I have lost count of the number of typos I have perpetrated; some of them have resulted in an incorrect answer being given.

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