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    Re: -2 C

    You don't have to mention the scale when it's -40 degrees. That's the point when the two scales meet.
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    #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    And in BrE, most people would just say it's "minus two". We don't tend to bother with the name of the scale.
    And is adding "degrees" also optional in BrE?

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    #13

    Re: -2 C

    See post #9.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #14

    Re: -2 C

    The full name of the scale is "degrees Celsius". You can include both words if you want to be very precise (there's little need for this). You can always omit "degrees". You can omit "Celsius" when context makes it unlikely you'd be using any other scale.

    This applies to degrees Celsius, Kelvin or Fahrenheit. You should probably include the full name if for some reason you're using an obscure scale like degrees Réaumur.
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