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    Nineteenth century

    Hi there,
    Is "nineteenth century" similar to 19s?

    For example; My great grandfather was born in the nineteenth century.
    My great grandfather was born in the 19s.



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    Re: Nineteenth century

    'The 19th century (1 January 1801 – 31 December 1900)'── quoted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19th_century (Boldface in red is mine.)

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    Re: Nineteenth century

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    Sometimes the 19th century is expressed as the 1800s.
    "My great grandfather was born in the 1800s."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1800s

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    Re: Nineteenth century

    Then, twentieth (20th) century can be expressed as 19s or 1900s. Am I right?

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    Re: Nineteenth century

    If I have understood post#3 correctly, then it should be '1900s' but not '19s'.

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    Re: Nineteenth century

    Thanks Matthew for your help. I think I am a bit confused. What is actually 19s or 60s etc? When and how they are used? I think you need to help me to understand those terms.

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    Re: Nineteenth century

    We use things like "60s" to represent decades. The 60s are the 1960s. We don't use the same system to represent centuries.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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