# Thread: How do we read 4,500?

1. Newbie
Join Date
Aug 2012
Posts
22

## How do we read 4,500?

Hi.

4,500 can be read in two ways:

1. four thousand five hundred
2. four and a half thousand

Am I right? Even if there is one 's' or whatever missing, please let me know. I'm not completely sure about the second one.

2. Newbie
Join Date
Mar 2013
Posts
15

## Re: How do we read 4,500?

Yes they are most definitely interchangeable and at all times, in all contexts.

3. ## Re: How do we read 4,500?

Another way to read this figure is "forty-five hundred" -- this is mostly used when talking about dates and years.

4. ## Re: How do we read 4,500?

Originally Posted by CarloSsS
Another way to read this figure is "forty-five hundred" -- this is mostly used when talking about dates and years.
Really? I'm not familiar with that usage.

5. ## Re: How do we read 4,500?

Originally Posted by CarloSsS
Another way to read this figure is "forty-five hundred" -- this is mostly used when talking about dates and years.
Not in BrE. I've only ever heard that from AmE speakers.

6. VIP Member
Join Date
Apr 2009
Posts
13,525

## Re: How do we read 4,500?

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
Not in BrE. I've only ever heard that from AmE speakers.
I didn't realize there was any AmE/BrE difference here.

I would say "forty-five hundred." I would never say "four-and-a-half thousand."

7. ## Re: How do we read 4,500?

Originally Posted by bhaisahab
Really? I'm not familiar with that usage.
Originally Posted by SoothingDave
I didn't realize there was any AmE/BrE difference here.

I would say "forty-five hundred." I would never say "four-and-a-half thousand."
There you go.

And they say that BrE is constantly changing under the influence of AmE -- not in this case I guess.

8. VIP Member
Join Date
Apr 2009
Posts
13,525

## Re: How do we read 4,500?

Note that this doesn't apply to the even multiples of a thousand. We would never say "forty hundred" for "four thousand."

#### Posting Permissions

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