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  1. #1
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    Numbers help please

    Hi all,


    Could you please tell me if the dash - in this number structure (when writing) is the only correct format:

    One thousand, one hundred and fifty-six.

    I have checked several books with no mention of this.

    I was taught the following:

    One thousand, one hundred and fifty six.



    Many thanks

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    Re: Numbers help please

    Either would be understood, I believe the dash fifty-six would be found in most texts.

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    Re: Numbers help please

    ...and written in people's cheque-books after 'amount'!

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    Re: Numbers help please

    Thanks for the replies. Can someone please clarify if it is in fact acceptable not to write it without the dash then?

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    Re: Numbers help please

    Yes, it is acceptable if that is how you would like to write it. Just ensure that there will be no confusion with following number strings.

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