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    -3+2=-1

    1. negative three plus two equals negative one
    2. minus three plus two equals minus one
    Which of the above readings is correct?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: -3+2=-1

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. Negative three plus two equals negative one.
    2. Minus three plus two equals minus one.

    Which of the above readings is correct?
    They are both correct.

    1 is preferred by AE speakers.

    Like a lot of BE speakers I was taught to say 2.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Jan-2017 at 23:52.

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