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    How to read a 180 F separation?

    The scale is now usually defined by two fixed points: the temperature at which water freezes into ice is defined as 32 F, and the boiling point of water is defined to be 212 F, a 180 F separation, as defined at sea level and standard atmospheric pressure.

    My reading is as follows: a one-hundred(-and)-eighty-degree-Fahrenheit separation.
    Is my reading correct?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: How to read a 180 F separation?

    Yes.

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    Re: How to read a 180 F separation?

    The thread title is incorrect.
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    We don't start a question with "How to ..." - we start with "How can I" or "How do we" or "How should I".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: How to read a 180 F separation?

    The title would be OK if it didn't end in a question mark.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: How to read a 180 F separation?

    It's incorrect to leave a space between 180 and the degree symbol.

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