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    Post Writing out numbers - 1500 / 2500

    Hello everybody

    I'd like to know how to write out these numbers. I've been told that numbers 1100-1900 can be written as "hundreds" but, is it the same with numbers bigger than 2000? What is the rule? Is it a British/American thing?

    1500- one thousand and five hundred (British usage) or
    one thousand five hundred (American usage) or
    fifteen hundred

    1550- one thousand five hundred and fifty
    one thousand five hundred fifty
    fifteen hundred (and) fifty

    2100- two thousand (and) one hundred
    twenty one hundred

    2185- two thousand one hundred (and) eighty five
    twenty-one hundred (and) eighty-five


    Would this be correct?

    Thank you for your help

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    Re: Writing out numbers - 1500 / 2500

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    Yes, it's acceptable. Note that if you are reading "military time" (that is to say, the 24-hour clock), you typically omit "hundred" (unless it's on the hour) as well as "and". Here's an example:

    1530 = Fifteen thirty
    2000 = Twenty hundred
    1355 = Thirteen fifty-five
    1900 = Nineteen hundred
    0900 = Zero nine hundred
    0645 = Zero six forty-five
    Last edited by SlickVic9000; 06-Apr-2014 at 06:40.

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    Re: Writing out numbers - 1500 / 2500

    Note that in BrE, 1500 is "one thousand, five hundred". We don't put the "and" in there that you did.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Writing out numbers - 1500 / 2500

    "Fifteen hundred" is quite acceptable in AusE. It's used especially in lower numbers; 'Twenty-five hundred' is possible, but most people wouldn't go much above that, The context is important. If you're selling used cars, you might have three - one for 'nine hundred', one for 'nine fifty', and one for 'twelve hundred', or even 'twelve fifty'.
    The most usual way of saying it is as emsr2d2 says above.

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    Re: Writing out numbers - 1500 / 2500

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Note that in BrE, 1500 is "one thousand, five hundred". We don't put the "and" in there that you did.
    The same goes for AmE.

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