399 "three ninety-nine?" Room No. , street No.

fdk47

Senior Member
Tagalog
Hi. I've read several threads on reading numbers but couldn't find the answer.

I think 399 is normally read as "three nine nine" for room No.s and street No.s.

But, do native speakers ever read 399 as "three ninety-nine" instead of "three nine nine" for room No.s and street No.s?

Thank you.
 
  • Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    On the contrary, I would almost always say it as "three ninety-nine" in those contexts, unless I were trying to spell it out very carefully for some reason.
     

    fdk47

    Senior Member
    Tagalog
    Oh, then I must have got it wrong. I had an impression that those numbers were usually read individually, same as the postal code.

    Do natives most likely say "Room No. 463" or "463 Old English Rd." as "four sixty-three...." too, or is it only for 99?
     

    natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    I'd say three-ninety-nine for room numbers or house numbers. I think I might say three-nine-nine for a bus number. If it was a flight number, I might say either version.
     
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