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    Question year 2017

    Hi,

    How to say year 2017?

    1). twenty seventeen
    2). two thousand and seventeen.
    3). two thousand seventeen.
    4). two zero one seven

    Which is correct and which is wrong.
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    #2

    Re: year 2017

    I would use 1 and 2.

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    #3

    Re: year 2017

    I only use 1, on the basis that we only say nineteen seventeen and twenty-one seventeen when naming years.

    2 is BE, 3 is AE and 4 is wrong.

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    #4

    Re: year 2017

    For me, it's #2.
    I always assumed that #1 would be the AmE way of saying it.

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    #5

    Re: year 2017

    #1 would be my first choice, followed by #2.

    For the first 9 years, I'd probably use the "two thousand" version (two thousand and one/two ... nine), but from 2010 onwards I'd be more likely to use "twenty + number" (twenty ten, eleven ... nineteen).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: year 2017

    Number 1 has become the norm. For the first ten years or so of the new century, American usage favored two thousand three, two thousand seven, etc. Now that we're well into the teens, the natural practice is to follow the long-established century number-year number ​pattern. I think the same thing happened in the first decade of the twentieth century.
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    Re: year 2017

    1 is the most common, and is what I use.
    2 and 3 are OK, but I prefer 2 (I'm American, but I like keeping the "and" in numbers.)
    4 is wrong.
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    #8

    Re: year 2017

    Why not continue to say it the way you have been using for 2015, 2016, etc.

    "How to say year 2017?" is not a question.

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