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    #1

    correct spelling o percentage numbers

    Hi,

    I was taught that, for instance, 17.38% is spelled seventeen point three eight percent. Is it incorrect if I say thirty-eight instead of three eight?

    Thank you.
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: correct spelling o percentage numbers

    It's fine. "Seventeen point thirty-eight" is perfectly understandable.

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    Re: correct spelling o percentage numbers

    'Seventeen point three eight' is generally preferred by BE speakers.

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