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    how to read Vatican II

    The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council (Latin: Concilium Oecumenicum Vaticanum Secundum; more commonly known as the Second Vatican Council, or informally as Vatican II) addressed relations between the Catholic Church and the modern world.

    How do native speakers of English read Vatican II? Vatican Two or Vatican the Second?
    Last edited by sitifan; 26-Feb-2017 at 13:28.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: how to read Vatican II

    If I were suddenly faced with this (having never seen or heard of it before), I would read it aloud as "Vatican Two".
    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 Vatican II

    People who have heard of it say 'Vatican Two', too.

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    Re: how to read Vatican II

    Hip Catholics call it "Vat two" (Vat II).

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    Re: how to read Vatican II

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Hip Catholics call it "Vat two" (Vat II).
    What does hip mean int the quoted sentence?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: how to read Vatican II

    You have been a member long enough to know that OneLook.com is your first line of inquiry.

    What do you think?

    You should also know better than to start a question with 'how to...?'

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    Re: how to read Vatican II

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You have been a member long enough to know that OneLook.com is your first line of inquiry.
    What do you think?
    Does hip mean modern and fashionable here?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: how to read Vatican II

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You should also know better than to start a question with 'how to...?'
    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The title would be OK if it didn't end in a question mark.
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...-F-separation
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: how to read Vatican II

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Does hip mean modern and fashionable here?
    Yes

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    Re: how to read Vatican II

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You should also know better than to start a question with 'how to...?'
    Since the thread's title doesn't end in a question mark, I think it's fine as written.
    I am not a teacher.

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