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    A short way to say 3-digit numbers

    I have heard American people shorten 3-digit numbers like "one-sixty" when they mean "160 yen". (It was a train fare.)

    Can we shorten 3-digit numbers for other things too?
    For example, when we tell our TOEIC score to someone, can we say "I got nine-ninety." instead of "I got nine hundred ninety" in an informal situation?

    (TOEIC: Test of English for International Communication)

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    Re: A short way to say 3-digit numbers

    I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    As far as I know, it's a natural way to say numbers. I think yes, we can and we do.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: A short way to say 3-digit numbers

    Both in BrE and AmE?

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    Re: A short way to say 3-digit numbers

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    Both in BrE and AmE?
    No, not usually in BrE.

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    Re: A short way to say 3-digit numbers

    We say "I got nine-ninety" and the rest, but it's instead of "I got nine hundred and ninety" not "I got nine hundred ninety", which isn't common in BrE or AusE.

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