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    the year 1066 'one thousand and sixty-six'

    I've just read an article on how to say years in English, and there is a tiny thing I'd like to be sure of. Is it possible/natural to name the year 1066 'one thousand and sixty-six'? Or is 'ten sixty-six' is the only option?
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

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    #2

    Re: the year 1066 'one thousand and sixty-six'

    "Ten sixty-six" is much more natural to me, but "one thousand [and] sixty-six" is not impossible.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: the year 1066 'one thousand and sixty-six'

    I fully concur with GoesStation but ten sixty-six is such a well-known date that it's very unlikely you would ever hear anything else. By the way, here's a wonderful book:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1066_and_All_That
    Last edited by probus; 29-Oct-2020 at 22:33.

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    #4

    Re: the year 1066 'one thousand and sixty-six'

    If it's a year, it's definitely ten sixty-six. That's the only way we'd say it. One year later is ten sixty-seven. A hundred years later is eleven sixty-six.

    If it's not a year, it's definitely one thousand sixty-six. Again, that's the only way we'd say it. One more is one thousand sixty-seven. A hundred more is one thousand one hundred sixty-six.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: the year 1066 'one thousand and sixty-six'

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post

    If it's not a year, it's definitely one thousand sixty-six. Again, that's the only way we'd say it.
    Apart from the BrE a/one thousand and sixty-six
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    Re: the year 1066 'one thousand and sixty-six'

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    A hundred more is one thousand one hundred sixty-six.
    Do you ever use eleven hundred as a non-year number in AmE?

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    Re: the year 1066 'one thousand and sixty-six'

    It's possible.
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    Re: the year 1066 'one thousand and sixty-six'

    We have it in BrE, though mostly among older speakers.

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    Re: the year 1066 'one thousand and sixty-six'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    We have it in BrE, though mostly among older speakers.
    I guess that includes me.
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    Re: the year 1066 'one thousand and sixty-six'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Do you ever use eleven hundred as a non-year number in AmE?
    Sure. For example: That trailer cost me eleven-hundred dollars.
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