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  1. mikephd


    How do English native speakers usually say the "km" in the following sentence? Is it "K M" or "Kilometer"?

    "Bailey lies 56km south-west of the state capital, Denver."

    Thanks very much.


  2. BobK's Avatar
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    Wink Re: km

    "Kilometres" - with the stress on the first or second syllable, depending on where they come from. Athletes, talking about runnable distances, just say "K": "I've done a few 10K runs, but never a half-marathon".


    biographical note: the example is entirely fictional
    Last edited by BobK; 28-Sep-2006 at 09:07. Reason: correct first sentence


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