Author: realpayer

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

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Post time 2004-3-1 09:34:55 |Display all floors


The website you gave is very helpful. Thanks.
But are the commas needed when I type numbers on draft?

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Post time 2004-3-1 11:57:55 |Display all floors

re: numbers & commas

yes, commas should be used in almost every instance.

10,000 volts

1,230 tons


Examples when commas are not usually used:

Addresses:   10320 Yellow Road
Certain book titles: 1001 Secrets to Success
Part numbers, Hotel Rooms:  #3401
Postal Codes:  90210-1211
Years:  2004  or  2370 B.C.
Page numbers in books:  p. 1211

Hope this helps!

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Post time 2004-3-10 18:25:11 |Display all floors

Sorry xsleeper, but you're dead wrong.

xsleeper wrote:

"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"

Actually, no.

According to British "standards" - which are, like American "standards" not standard at all, simply the way people talk - the above number would be:

One hundred and seventy eight billion, three hundred and forty five million, three hundred and twenty thousand, four hundred and thirty two.

As I said above, this is a _cultural preference_. There is no "right way" and no "wrong way".

If you use _either_ method you will be understood anywhere in the English speaking world.

And being understood, in any language, is the bottom line.

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