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    Making out a cheque

    My memory is deteriorating as I can’t get the wordings correctly in grammatical sense in figures when I make out a cheque.

    e.g.

    400 - a) Four Hundred Only
    - b) Four Hundreds Only

    405 – a) Four Hundred and Five Only
    - b) Four Hundreds Five Only

    45.67 – a) Forty Five cent Sixty Seventy
    - b) Forty Five cents Sixty Seventy

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    Four Hundred Only
    --->OK

    Four Hundred and Five Only
    --->OK
    Forty Five cents Sixty Seventy
    Yes, say forty-five cents, but I don't understand the rest.

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    Re: Making out a cheque

    Quote Originally Posted by Hong Kong Chinese
    My memory is deteriorating as I can’t get the wordings correctly in grammatical sense in figures when I make out a cheque.

    e.g.

    400 - a) Four Hundred Only
    - b) Four Hundreds Only

    405 – a) Four Hundred and Five Only
    - b) Four Hundreds Five Only

    45.67 – a) Forty Five cent Sixty Seventy
    - b) Forty Five cents Sixty Seventy
    Don't use 'hundreds' after another number. We use it alone- there were hundreds at the concert last night.

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