2/8 XXX St

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  • JamesM

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    I have never seen such an address as "2/8 XXX St." Like Harry, I would say "Two-eighths" but it wouldn't make much sense. Why "2/8" when it could be "1/4"?

    "3154 1/2 E. Elm St." would not be unexpected, but "2/8" looks very odd to me. If a unit number was involved in a U.S. address, I'd expect to see: '2 E. Elm St. #8" or "2 E. Elm St. Unit 8" or "2 E. Elm St. Apt. 8".
     

    Nunty

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    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    I've never seen addresses like that in the US, but we have them in Israel, where 2 is the house number and 8 is the flat number. I would write it 2/8 but would pronounce it "2 Orchard Street, apartment 8".
     

    natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    This is an Australian address, you say? It's not a fraction. The format for Australian addresses is:

    Unit Number/Street Number/Street Name
    'Unit' is Australian English for 'flat'. So '2/8 Lewis St' might be read 'Unit two, eight Lewis Street'.

    Translated to US format, this will be 8 Lewis St #2

    In UK addresses, there is no standard place for the flat number and can be omitted for small buildings because the postman might just pop things through the main door. If indicated, I have seen things like 8 (flat 2) Lewis St and Flat 2, 8 Lewis Street. Sometimes there is no flat number, so it might be 2nd Floor Right, 8 Lewis St or 2F Right, 8 Lewis St.
     
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