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    Platform 9 3/4

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    In Harry Potter, there is a question of how to get onto the platform 93/4.

    Well, I said "Platform nine and three fourths" to my iPhone and Siri correctly showed "platform 93/4".

    I wonder what way would you pronounce "platform 93/4"?

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    Re: Platform 9 3/4

    Nine and three quarters.
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    Re: Platform 9 3/4

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Nine and three quarters.
    Cool. I read it to Siri and she recognized it immediately as 93/4.

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    Re: Platform 9 3/4

    She should also recognize nine and three fourths. Pronouncing that is quite challenging for many learners; perhaps getting Siri to recognize your pronunciation would be a good exercise.
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    Re: Platform 9 3/4

    Once you master "fourths," you can try "thirty-secondths."

    32ths of an inch is the convenient unit used to measure tire tread in the US. A new tire is 10. When you get to 3 or 4, it's time for new tires.

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    Re: Platform 9 3/4

    For graduate-level studies, practice saying the rotation rate of long-playing ("LP") records: thirty-three and a third RPM.
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    Re: Platform 9 3/4

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    To be fair, all plural ordinal numbers are great for practicing your TH. My personal favorite is three sixths.

    This YouTube video should answer your question, GoodTaste.

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    Re: Platform 9 3/4

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    thirty-three and a third RPM.
    RPM 331/3?

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    Re: Platform 9 3/4

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    RPM 331/3?
    Not exactly. 33⅓ RPM.
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