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How do you say 107,400 in formal words? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2004-2-28 15:59:24 |Display all floors
What is the formal expression of the number above-mentioned?
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Post time 2004-2-28 17:13:58 |Display all floors

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in our company  contract recently signed between CNTIC and a foreign company ,they said like this" one hundred and seven thousand four hundred " , for your reference.

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Post time 2004-2-29 02:25:21 |Display all floors

re: How do you say 107,400 in formal words

When reading numbers, it is best not to use the word "and".

One Hundred Seven Thousand Four Hundred.

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Post time 2004-3-1 03:51:26 |Display all floors

Ah, actually, that's a cultural preference

It is not more "correct" to leave out the "and" - just more US.

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Post time 2004-3-1 04:28:13 |Display all floors

perhaps it is a "word whisker"

I think the word "and" is something people insert when they are first learning to read numbers, and it becomes a bad habit that their teachers have not corrected.  Sure, it is acceptable- especially in England and maybe there is nothing wrong with it in many cultures.  Ah, people say it all the time in the US too.

The point is, the "and" is not needed, and you are correct that in the US, it is most correct to leave it out.  (look at the example at http://literacy.owcc.net/abe/Math-C/M-19-01.htm and show me where people are taught to say "and" when they are reading numbers?)

How would you suggest we read 178,345,320,432?  

According to British standards it would be: One Hundred and seventy eight billion and three hundred and fourty five million and three hundred and twenty thousand and four hundred and thirty two?   Of course, maybe they break their rules there when they realize how silly they sound.

Believe me, I know people who would read it like that, and it's very uneducated by "current" standards.  But as you pointed out, maybe that's not true in all countries.  It was taught that way in the US for many years, but then again, most people used to have only 8 years of schooling in a 1 room school house.  Even Abraham Lincoln read numbers as:  four score and seven years ago.  

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Post time 2004-3-1 09:09:56 |Display all floors

Thanks.

Many thanks to your kindness.
I've got it. That explains why I studied it with "and", but most commonly without.

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Post time 2004-3-1 09:23:00 |Display all floors

Thanks.

Many thanks to your kindness.
I've got it. That explains why I studied it with "and", but most commonly without.

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