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    How to read in 1002?

    In 1002 King Æthelred II of England married Emma, the sister of Richard II, Duke of Normandy.

    How should I read in 1002 in English? In ten oh two?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: How to read in 1002?

    My vote is for 'ten oh two'.

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    Re: How to read in 1002?

    I would say either "ten oh two", "one thousand and two" or "a thousand and two". The latter two choices would probably be followed by "A.D."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to read in 1002?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The latter two choices would probably be followed by "A.D."
    Or CE (Common Era).

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    Re: How to read in 1002?

    I've still yet to hear anyone (except you just then) use that. Until about six months ago, I had no idea what it meant. I learnt it from this forum.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: How to read in 1002?

    Here is some interesting information regarding CE.

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    Re: How to read in 1002?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Or CE (Common Era).
    I have used it - and BCE - for over ten years now.

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    Re: How to read in 1002?

    I don't use CE.

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    #9

    Re: How to read in 1002?

    I vote for "ten oh two" too.

    In the same century, the year of the landmark Battle of Hastings,( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hastings )1066 is always pronounced "Ten Sixty Six", rather than "Ten Six Six" or "One thousand and sixty six". It's probably just convention, there seems no reason why you couldn't use other forms though, as I suppose we now say "Twenty Fifteen" or "Two Thousand and Fifteen".

    But you do tend to hear dates before 2000 said as a set of two figures: (1976 Nineteen Seventy Six, 1934 "Nineteen Thirty Four" etc).

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    Re: How to read in 1002?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I've still yet to hear anyone (except you just then) use that. Until about six months ago, I had no idea what it meant. I learnt it from this forum.
    Some museums have switched to it, and people like Wikipedia use it. It's not taken off that much, and I guess it will be a bit like Fahrenheit/Centigrade.

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