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  1. matilda
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    Talking 255-ninetheenth century

    hello dear teahers

    i saw a question in this site in te student's part and i ddn't get the answer. what do you think about it?

    it is the ...
    1-Ninteeth Century
    2-nineteenth century
    3-either

    35.9 voted choice 1, 30.4 choice 2, and 33.7 choice 3.
    which one is really correct?
    regards

    Mathilde


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    Re: 255-ninetheenth century

    Quote Originally Posted by matilda View Post
    hello dear teachers

    I saw a question in this site in the student's part and I ddn't get the answer. What do you think about it?

    It is the ...
    1-Nineteeth Century
    2-nineteenth century
    3-either

    35.9 voted choice 1, 30.4 choice 2, and 33.7 choice 3.
    Which one is really correct?
    regards

    Mathilde
    "It is the Nineteenth Century" if specifying the historical century before last; "It is the nineteenth century" if merely saying that is the number of centuries being counted.

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    Re: 255-ninetheenth century

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "It is the Nineteenth Century" if specifying the historical century before last; "It is the nineteenth century" if merely saying that is the number of centuries being counted.
    ... and it's 'nineteenth-century' if it's an adjective.

    b

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