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Post by ciccio »

"two thousand five hundred" or "two thousand AND five hundred"??
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ciccio wrote:"two thousand five hundred" or "two thousand AND five hundred"??
You can say : Twenty-five hundred or Two thousand five hundred
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IMHO you need a comma after the "thousand".
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Roby wrote:
ciccio wrote:"two thousand five hundred" or "two thousand AND five hundred"??
You can say : Twenty-five hundred or Two thousand five hundred
Yes, also, "AND" is used in place of the decimal point.

Example:
$2500.30 ... two thousand five hundred and 30 cents
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Interestingly, this site says you only use a comma if you'd use a comma in the number if written as digits.
http://www.grammarbook.com/numbers/numbers.asp

For example:
$15,768.13 (Fifteen thousand, seven hundred sixty-eight dollars and thirteen cents)
$1054.21 (One thousand fifty-four dollars and twenty-one cents)
NOTE: The comma is now commonly omitted in four-digit whole numbers.

Personally, I think it's better to always use the digits for these large numbers unless of course you're writing a check but even then I doubt I would ever use a comma.

The important point is to not use and (unless referring to the cents).
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DesertCat wrote:Interestingly, this site says you only use a comma if you'd use a comma in the number if written as digits.
http://www.grammarbook.com/numbers/numbers.asp

For example:
$15,768.13 (Fifteen thousand, seven hundred sixty-eight dollars and thirteen cents)
$1054.21 (One thousand fifty-four dollars and twenty-one cents)
NOTE: The comma is now commonly omitted in four-digit whole numbers.

Personally, I think it's better to always use the digits for these large numbers unless of course you're writing a check but even then I doubt I would ever use a comma.

The important point is to not use and (unless referring to the cents).
Yes, commas are used with numbers. The "important point..... (unless referring to cents)" might be a bit misleading. If you have 1,110.02; this number also uses the "and" -- one thousand one hundred ten and two hundreths.

The and referrers the the decimal point.
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Yes, right...I should have said unless referring to the decimal. It's just that I was looking at those money examples. :(
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Post by Roby »

DesertCat wrote:Interestingly, this site says you only use a comma if you'd use a comma in the number if written as digits.
http://www.grammarbook.com/numbers/numbers.asp

For example:
$15,768.13 (Fifteen thousand, seven hundred sixty-eight dollars and thirteen cents)
$1054.21 (One thousand fifty-four dollars and twenty-one cents)
NOTE: The comma is now commonly omitted in four-digit whole numbers.

Personally, I think it's better to always use the digits for these large numbers unless of course you're writing a check but even then I doubt I would ever use a comma.

The important point is to not use and (unless referring to the cents).
Desert Cat,

Great explanation and great link.
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Post by ericspinelli »

DesertCat wrote:The important point is to not use and (unless referring to the cents).
While this point has been mentioned more than once, what has not been said is that this is standard American English (AmE). It is common in both standard British English and colloquial AmE to insert the word "and" between the hundreds and tens.

It really doesn't matter which convention you choose, what is important is that you remain consistent in your writing.
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Post by Peter »

Eric is right, although I would have to add the caveat 'generally speaking'. We here in the UK do use and, particularly when writing out cheques - a fast-vanishing species!! :lol:

So, £1367.23 would normally be written:

One thousand three hundred and sixty seven pounds and 23 pence

but don't ask me why we always use numerics for the pennies!! My answer would be: because we've always done it that way. :lol: Which is no real reason at all.

Eric is absolutely right in saying we should remain consistent in what we do in this regard.

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