But don't worry, these numbers are even a bit problematic for native speakers: for a long time the british 'billion' had 12 zeros (a number with 9 zeros was called 'a thousand million') now, however, also in british english 'a billion' has 9 zeros but from time to numbers are usually written in singular two hundred euros. How to date is written and spoken in english - explanation and examples 2 writing and saying the date in british english rule: day – month – year day, month, year you write: 1st, january,, 2010 you say: the, first, of, january, twenty ten note: the two letters at the end of the number and the comma are often left out. In both german and in us/uk english, commas and points are used they are, however, placed differently in the two languages please note that there are different conventions when it comes to writing numbers, both in german (eg duden or din standard din 5008), and in the different versions of english (uk, canada,. The rules for using numbers in academic writing vary among academic disciplines the conventions described here are for non-technical academic prose where numbers are not a significant focus scientific and technical writing will have their own conventions and students should consult a manual dedicated to those. Follow the monkey's instructions and think of a number magic monkey will guess the number how does he do it 250 3479345 word games · numbers 1-10 play a word game to learn and practise numbers 1-10 vocabulary 0 370408 word games · numbers 11-20 play a word game to learn and practise numbers. We don't normally write numbers with words, but it's possible to do this--and of course this will show how we say the numbers in writing large numbers, american english uses a comma ( , ) to separate thousands, millions, etc american english also uses a hyphen ( - ) to separate tens words (twenty, fifty, etc) and.
Some experts say that any one-word number should be written out two-word numbers should be expressed in figures that is, they say you should write out twelve or twenty but not 24 4 using the comma in english, the comma is used as a thousands separator (and the period as a decimal separator), to make large. In british english, a billion used to be equivalent to a million million (ie 1,000,000,000,000), while in american english it has always equated to a thousand million (ie 1,000,000,000) british english has now adopted the american figure, though, so that a billion equals a thousand million in both varieties of english. In british english, we use and before the tens in a number 240 – two hundred and forty in american english, and can be dropped 350 – three hundred and fifty or three hundred fifty 6,374 – six thousand three hundred and seventy four in writing, large numbers are usually divided into groups of three. The number 0 is variously expressed as nought (in british english) or zero (in all forms of english) : in the middle of a series of digits, it may also be pronounced oh the word hundred , except as a round number (a number ending in 00), is always followed by and, both in spoken english and in written english when.
In numbers written as words in british english, the conjunction and is used before tens, or before ones if there are no tens, starting with hundreds: one hundred and twenty-three (123) four hundred and seven (407) three thousand five hundred and thirty-eight (3,538) seventy-three thousand and five. All numbers preceding abbreviations should be rendered as digits where units are written out in full, our usual numbers convention is followed there should not be a gap between number and abbreviated unit, and units of measurement do not in general take an 's' in the plural uk and us stories should usually use.
American writers tend not to use and after thousand when expressing a year after 2000 in words, but it is common in british english both are correct when referring to a specific date in the month-day date format, use cardinal numbers ( one, two, three) rather than ordinal numbers (first, second, third) this may feel. How to say and write numbers in english phone numbers phone numbers are said as series of numbers, with pauses between the groups of numbers for example , 09071 759082 as oh nine oh seven one , (pause) seven five nine oh eight two for phone numbers like 1088, people often say one oh double eight for.
Learn how to express numbers in english so that you are understood in everyday tasks involving numbers generally speaking, numbers larger than twenty should always be expressed by numbers in written english: i have fifteen clients in new note: british english takes and following hundred. Numbers this article gives information about how to say and write numbers in english it also outlines some of the differences in the use of numbers between british and american english • numbers from one to a million • ways of saying the number 0 • fractions and decimals • writing full stops and commas in numbers.