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    Fahrenheit 451

    Hello everyone,

    Today I have bought a book of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451". While I was going home I thought: How to pronounce its title correct?

    1) Four hundred fifty one degrees of Fahrenheit
    2) Four fifty one degrees of Fahrenheit.

    Or maybe something else.

    Thanks in advance,
    Nickle.
    If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.

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    Re: Fahrenheit 451

    To me it's Fahrenheit four five one.

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    Re: Fahrenheit 451

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklexoxo View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Today I have bought a book of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451". While I was going home I thought: How to pronounce its title correct?

    1) Four hundred fifty one degrees of Fahrenheit
    2) Four fifty one degrees of Fahrenheit.

    Or maybe something else.

    Thanks in advance,
    Nickle.
    I agree with 5jj. I would pronounce each number.

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    #4

    Re: Fahrenheit 451

    Or "four fifty-one."

    Note that when talking about temperatures, you don't say "degrees of Fahrenheit." It's just "degrees Fahrenheit." Or "degrees F."

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    #5

    Re: Fahrenheit 451

    I've always referred to this book as Fahrenheit Four Fifty-One.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Fahrenheit 451

    I've always referrred to it as Farenheit four five one.

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    #7

    Re: Fahrenheit 451

    I've always referred to it as "Fahrenheit four five one". I have never read it, nor have I ever seen a copy, but there is a reference to it in Footloose (one of my favourite films) and in that, they said the title as I now say it. That's where I got the construction from.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Fahrenheit 451

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I've always referred to it as "Fahrenheit four five one". I have never read it, nor have I ever seen a copy, but there is a reference to it in Footloose (one of my favourite films) and in that, they said the title as I now say it. That's where I got the construction from.
    This trailer for the movie itself says 4 5 1.

    Fahrenheit 451 1966 - YouTube

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