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    How should I read the 4 x 100 relay race?

    How should I read the 4 x 100 relay race?

    The four times one hundred relay race?
    The four by one hundred relay race?
    The four times a hundred relay race?
    The four by a hundred relay race?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: How should I read the 4 x 100 relay race?

    "The four by one hundred relay race." Your second choice.

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    Re: How should I read the 4 x 100 relay race?

    In athletics circles, you'll hear it abbreviated even further to "the four by one". Similarly, the 4 x 400m relay is referred to as "the four by four".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How should I read the 4 x 100 relay race?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In athletics circles, you'll hear it abbreviated even further to "the four by one". Similarly, the 4 x 400m relay is referred to as "the four by four".
    Which is the correct reading of the 4 x 400m relay: the 4 x 400 meters relay or the 4 x 400 meter relay?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: How should I read the 4 x 100 relay race?

    The latter.
    I am not a teacher.

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