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    Queen Elizabeth II

    Do you pronounce II as "the second" or "second" or "two"? I heard the last one in a dictionary. If so, is it applicable to every other name like Kings' or Queens'?

    33)QueenElizabeth II is also type O

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Do you pronounce II as "the second" or "second" or "two"? I heard the last one in a dictionary. If so, is it applicable to every other name like Kings' or Queens'?

    33)QueenElizabeth II is also type O
    "the second"

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II

    It's 'Queen Elizabeth the Second', 'King Henry the Eighth', etc.

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II

    I used to read and hear "Louis XIV" as "Louis fourteenth". Maybe "the second" is a formal form, while "second" and "two" are short or uncommon-but-used ones.

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II

    I've only ever heard 'Louis XIV' as 'Louis the fourteenth'.

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II

    I have only ever heard and used "the" followed by "first/second/fourteenth" etc.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II

    The only time I have ever heard something like 'Elizabeth two' is in this verse.

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