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    year 2008

    Hi!
    Could you please tell me how to read the year 2008: "two thousand eight" or "two thousand and eight"? Or both are correct?
    Thank you in advance.


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    Re: year 2008

    Two thousand and eight

    I am hearing twenty oh eight fairly often now.

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    In my opinion, it should read: 'two thousand and eight'; you definitely need the 'and'. You could also say 'twenty oh eight'

    SB


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    Re: year 2008

    Snap!

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    Re: year 2008

    Thanks a lot! You are very helpful.

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    #6

    Re: year 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    In my opinion, it should read: 'two thousand and eight'; you definitely need the 'and'. You could also say 'twenty oh eight'

    SB
    SB and Anglika,

    'Two thousand and eight' works for me...but 'twenty oh eight' makes me shudder!
    Since when did 'oh' become a numeral? I've spent a lifetime teaching students that there is a difference between saying 'zero' and saying 'oh'!

    I will stay with 'two thousand and eight'!

    Cheers,
    Amigo


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    Re: year 2008

    It is a common usage. I have heard it most of my life in colloquial situations.

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