spelling of numbers

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Jackielikeiit, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Jackielikeiit New Member

    China
    Chinese
    Hi Friends there,

    Could u pls kindly tell me the right way to spell, for example, 1562? Is it one thousand five hundred and sixty-two or one thousand five hundred and sixty two. It the hyphen required? Thx!
     
  2. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    This septic isle!
    NW Englandish English
    Hi Jackie, welcome to the forum.

    I can give you a sort of definitive answer. It's either
    or
    depending on whether or not you prefer to hyphenate numbers like 62, 29, etc.

    What I can tell you more definitively is that:
    you is spelt 'you' (not 'u')
    please is spelt 'please' (not 'pls'), and
    thanks is spelt 'thanks' (not 'thx').
    In other words, we speak English here, not chatspeak.
    :)
     
  3. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
  4. Sam99 New Member

    English
    Yeah like they say it depends on where you are, but generally it's considered that the hyphen is optional.

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  5. Nunty

    Nunty Modified

    Jerusalem
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    I was taught that the hyphen is required in American English.

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  6. And I was taught that the hyphen is required in BE.

    Incidentally, if you're speaking the number, the presence or absence of the hyphen is moot.

    Incidentally, Jackie, you are asking how to say the number, not spell it.

    Rover
     
  7. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    This septic isle!
    NW Englandish English
    I prefer to hyphenate:)
     
  8. Imber Ranae Senior Member

    English - USA
    It's always been required in American English, for as long as I can remember.
     

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