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Helenej
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:00:15 PM

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In a gymnastics event, a girl's score was 10.00.

Could you tell me how to read that, please? Ten point oh oh? Ten point zero zero?
thar
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:50:53 PM

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Ten point zero zero.
Ten point nought nought.

I wouldn't use 'o' for two of them (not 'point oh oh'), to some reason. But if it were 10.01 it would be natural to say 'ten point oh one'.

Of course technically 'o' is not a number, but it is the way you say years, so I don't think anyone can claim it is wrong for expressing a number.

And in that example, given the drama of it being a maximum mark, you would just call it a ten - you can't get any higher so 'ten' tells you all you need to know!
Helenej
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 4:18:38 PM

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I think oh-oh doesn't sound well, too. That's why it is not used.
Thank you very much, thar.
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