How to read 0.75

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ortak

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Turkish
Hello friends,
<<On this link>>, I heard very different way to read 0.75 that normally, I think we can read it as 'zero point seventy-five'.
But, on the link (you need to use Internet Explorer to listen) , it is said something different like (note point seventy-five) and this confused me.
If you correct me, I'll be pleased indeed. It is on the 1.39 second.

Thanks in advance.
 
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  • JulianStuart

    Senior Member
    English (UK then US)
    The use of nought to read the 0 part is particularly British. Oh and zero are more common in American English. The use of "point seventy five" is mostly American English.
     

    Ironworker

    Member
    English (hillbilly south) USA
    Could also be read as seven hundred fifty thousandths or simply three quarter. I know this does not answer the question but just my observation.
     

    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    The way one speaks numbers depends upon:

    1. Culture
    2. The accepted mode of the context in question.

    We cannot generalize.

    If we're talking about probability where the value is always equal to or less than 1.0, I suspect we'd just say "point seventy five."

    If we're talking about two-way radio communication where syntax attempts to avoid misunderstanding due to various forms of interference, "zero-point-seventy five" is quite appropriate.

    Zeroes, of course, are naughts in the U.K.

    There's no simple answer.
     
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