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    how to read 2010 and 2005

    How do you read the following?
    1. 2010- two thousand ten or twenty ten
    2. 2005 - two thousand (and) five or twenty oh five
    I've heard that it used to be two digit way in 1900 to 1999, but at the turn of 2000, it mostly switched to "two thousand (number) way, but I still stick to both.
    What about you?

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    Re: how to read 2010 and 2005

    I would say twenty ten and two thousand and five.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 14-Nov-2014 at 00:22. Reason: added two

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    #3

    Re: how to read 2010 and 2005

    I say 'twenty-ten' and 'twenty-oh-five'.

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    Re: how to read 2010 and 2005

    Sometime around twenty-ten people started saying the year like that. Two thousand eight, for example was said like that, not "twenty oh eight."

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    Re: how to read 2010 and 2005

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    How do you read the following?
    1. 2010- two thousand ten or twenty ten
    2. 2005 - two thousand (and) five or twenty oh five
    I'm glad to see you've put the non-AmE 'and' option in 2. It also belongs in 1. Here, we tend to say the former - "Two thousand and five/ten".
    The trend now is to return to the conventional "Twenty fourteen" in AusE as well.

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