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    $0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

    How should I read $0.24? 0.24 dollar or dollars?
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    Re: $0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

    We don't usually say point two four dollars.

    It's 24 cents (24). But when you write the written amount on a check, you must use the percent on the dollar.

    Two Hundred Thirty Five and 24/100 dollars ($235.24)


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    Re: $0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

    Quote Originally Posted by lotus888 View Post
    We don't usually say point two four dollars.



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    0.24 is less than one. Why use the plural dollars?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: $0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    0.24 is less than one. Why use the plural dollars?
    Because that's what we do in English.

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    Re: $0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    0.24 is less than one. Why use the plural dollars?
    Someone told me that all numbers except 1 and -1 are plural, even 0 is plural.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: $0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

    That is true.

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    Re: $0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    0.24 is less than one. Why use the plural dollars?
    I am not a teacher.

    As other have already said, 0.24 dollars is correct.

    A way of expressing this small percentage without using the plural would be to say 0.24 of a dollar.

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    Re: $0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

    I've never written 24/100 on a cheque. I've written cheques for decades, and I write: "Two hundred and thirty-five dollars and twenty-four cents" ($235.24). I've never had a cheque knocked back for this.
    Maybe the rules are different here, or maybe the banks will accept any clear statement.
    PS: I'd also read $0.24 as "twenty-four cents", assuming that I knew it was a dollars and cents currency that the term referred to.

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    Re: $0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

    In the US checks are routinely written as Two hundred thirty-five and 24/100........................dollars.

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    Re: $0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In the US checks are routinely written as Two hundred thirty-five and 24/100........................dollars.
    Yes, so lotus says.

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