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    • Join Date: Oct 2005
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    #1

    Re: How should I read this?

    two way of saying are true.
    but mostly uses firstly.its more practical.


    • Join Date: Feb 2005
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    #2

    How should I read this?

    "0.2 percent".
    How should I read this?
    One teacher says 'point two percent'.
    Is this right?
    Is 'zero point two percent' wrong?
    Thank you!

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    #3

    Re: How should I read this?

    "point two" is more efficient. It's short for "zero point two".


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    #4

    Re: How should I read this?

    Thank you for your response.
    Ok, 'point two percent' is better,,, but
    newscasters pronounce that way?

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    Re: How should I read this?

    "newscasters"? Well, I guess it would depend on the newscaster. The thing is, "zero" is superfluous, needless.

    EX: 0.2 (point two)

    "point" tells us there's a "0" there, so "zero" isn't needed. It's redundant.

    EX: 1.2 (one point two)

    "point" doesn't tell us there's a "1" there, so "one" is needed.

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