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    2008

    Here's my doubt:

    Is it

    'two thousand and eight'? or 'two thousand eight'? or

    both are possible?

    Is there a difference between British English and American English?

    Thank you.

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    Re: 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by MariaTeresa View Post
    Here's my doubt:

    Is it

    'two thousand and eight'? or 'two thousand eight'? or

    both are possible?

    Is there a difference between British English and American English?

    Thank you.
    It is two thousand and eight, but while speaking you can also speak two thousand eight, which also is correct.

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    Re: 2008

    In BrE it's 'two thousand and eight'. It may well be different in AmE, you will have to wait for an American to tell you.

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    Re: 2008

    To make sure you understood me : I meant 2008 - date, not 2008 - numeral. I haven't specified, I'm sorry!

    My doubt arose from looking over the internet: I would naturally say 'two thousand and eight' but in some posts some people say that's not correct for dates, only for numerals;that for dates you should say 'two thousand eight'.

    Thank you again.

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    Re: 2008

    I had assumed that you meant dates and my response was with that in mind, so the year 2008 is two thousand and eight in BrE.

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    Re: 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by MariaTeresa View Post
    To make sure you understood me : I meant 2008 - date, not 2008 - numeral. I haven't specified, I'm sorry!

    My doubt arose from looking over the internet: I would naturally say 'two thousand and eight' but in some posts some people say that's not correct for dates, only for numerals;that for dates you should say 'two thousand eight'.

    Thank you again.
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I had assumed that you meant dates and my response was with that in mind, so the year 2008 is two thousand and eight in BrE.
    I also meant the year 2008. Bhaisahab saves me the trouble to explain it again.

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