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    How should we read this in English"2/3 "?

    How should we read this in English"2/3 "?

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    Re: How should we read this in English"2/3 "?

    As far as I know we usually say "two-thirds".

    I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    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.

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    Re: How should we read this in English"2/3 "?

    That is correct. Two-thirds.

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    Re: How should we read this in English"2/3 "?

    I think it can be read as 'two over three', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: How should we read this in English"2/3 "?

    Matthew, only with limited context would I say 'two over three'.

    Perhaps if I was reading it as a mathematics problem, where it's necessary to pronounce your operators, and then only if talking about division, would I use 'two over three'.

    "Two over three, plus 5 equals X minus 10." I'd be just as likely to use 'divided by' in place of 'over'.

    As any kind of fraction or measurement, it would be 'two-thirds', as others have mentioned above.

    For additional reference, here are some other ways to verbalize operators when reading a math problem.

    division = over, into
    multiplication = times, by
    subtraction = from, minus, take away
    addition = to, plus, and

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    Re: How should we read this in English"2/3 "?

    **** I am not a teacher ****

    In India, depending on the context, it is also read as:

    - "two-by-three" or "two slash three" (when reading a house number. For example, 3-1-2/3 is read as "three dash one dash two by three, (or two slash three) )

    - "two of three" (when reading page numbers)

    - "two out of three" (when reading a score)

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    Re: How should we read this in English"2/3 "?

    I'd write "two thirds". I don't understand the hyphen, unless it's used as in "a two-thirds majority".

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    Re: How should we read this in English"2/3 "?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'd write "two thirds". I don't understand the hyphen, unless it's used as in "a two-thirds majority".
    Shouldn't the 's' be omitted when the word is used as an adjective?
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    Re: How should we read this in English"2/3 "?

    No.

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    Re: How should we read this in English"2/3 "?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "a two-thirds majority"
    Why is 's' not omitted when 'two-thirds' is an adjective? Is this because it is a fraction?

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