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#### ortak

##### Senior Member
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.

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• #### strawberrylemon

##### New Member
Hey!

It's a common way to say "not point 7 5". But you can use both, everybody will understand.

Have a nice evening

#### Beryl from Northallerton

##### Senior Member
I'd call that 'point seven five'. Some would call it 'naught/zero point seven five'. None call it 'note point seven five' - you must have misheard.

#### ortak

##### Senior Member
Thanks a lot indeed.

#### pob14

##### Senior Member
I'm guessing that "note" and "not" are mishearings of "naught."

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#### Egmont

##### Senior Member
You might also have heard "oh point seventy five."

#### Biffo

##### Senior Member
You might also have heard "oh point seventy five."
I haven't heard that one before, maybe it's AE?

#### JulianStuart

##### Senior Member
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
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
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.