Posted by Denis Borris on October 16, 2002 at 23:06:04:
In Reply to: Reading out decimal numbers posted by Marg on October 16, 2002 at 19:11:50:
: Is there a correct way to read aloud decimal numbers? I was taught to say thirty-four point five seven. It grates on me to hear newsreaders saying thirty-four point fifty-seven. This morning the barometric pressure was thirty point thirty.
: Am I out of date, and is it now OK to read the numbers after the decimal point as a whole number?
Don't think there's an answer to that: I was taught same way as you were.
What REALLY grates me is:
at this point in time (why not just say NOW!)
no less than n (why not just say n?)
needless to say ... but they say it anyway !
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