# Thread: \$0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

1. ## \$0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

How should I read \$0.24? 0.24 dollar or dollars?

2. ## 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)

--lotus

3. ## Re: \$0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

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

--lotus
0.24 is less than one. Why use the plural dollars?

4. ## Re: \$0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

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

5. ## Re: \$0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

Originally Posted by sitifan
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.

6. ## Re: \$0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

That is true.

7. ## Re: \$0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

Originally Posted by sitifan
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.

8. ## 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.

9. ## Re: \$0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

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

10. ## Re: \$0.24 = 0.24 dollar or dollars?

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

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