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Topic: favorite
Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 12:01:41 AM
Hello,
I have two questions:

Parrots are my favorite animal.

I say to myself that this sentence is not OK because "animal" is singular and "parrots" is plural. So they cannot fit each other.

My favorite animals are the dogs.

Is it OK if I use "the" here?

Thank you.

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Topic: at hospital
Posted: Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:25:05 PM
Hi,
I remember once a British told me that they never say "at hospital" but "at the hospital" or "in hospital"

But one other time I also remember that another British told me that "at hospital is OK in this sentence: I was treated at hospital.

Now I am confused. Two different opinions from two British speakers.

If "at hospital" is not OK, then why is it OK in this sentence? I was treated at hospital.

Thank you.

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Topic: 0.6 0.06 2.06
Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:00:40 AM
Would you please reply to my last post?

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Topic: 0.6 0.06 2.06
Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 12:16:41 AM
Wilmar (USA) wrote:
0.6
six tenths

0.06
six one-hundredths

2.06
two and six one-hundredths


Hi Wilmar,
How about 24.56 and 2.45 in American English? Can we still use "hundredths" with these two in American English?


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Topic: Decimal
Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:15:38 PM
Fraction: a tenth/one tenth
Percentage: ten percent
Decimal: (nought/zero) point one


Source: Business vocabulary in Use by Bill Mascull


Hi,
I say to myself that the author of the book in the blue part as made a mistake because the decimal of ten percent should be "(nought/zero) point ten (0.10)" not "(nought/zero) point one (0.1)"

Any guidance?


Thank you.


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Topic: 0.6 0.06 2.06
Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2019 11:42:23 AM
Thank you FounDit


BobShilling wrote:
0.6 0.06 2.06

I'd read them as

nought point six
nought point oh six
two point oh six


There are other ways.


Hi Bob,
Thank you. I want to ask you a question:

In "nought point oh six" why didn't you use "oh" instead of "nought"? And or Why didn't you use "nought" instead of "oh"?

I mean, can these also be OK in British English?

oh point oh six
nought point nought six
oh point nought six


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Topic: Fractions
Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2019 11:26:24 AM
Thank you both. Understood. I didn't have a context.

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Topic: Fractions
Posted: Friday, November 8, 2019 8:54:08 PM
Hello,

Would you please tell me how I should read the fractions below?

1/1
2/2
10/10
55/55

Thank you.

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Topic: 10.890
Posted: Friday, November 8, 2019 8:35:34 PM
10.890

Hi,
I think I can read this in two different ways:

AmE/BrE: ten point oh eight nine oh
AmE: ten and eight hundred and ninety thousandth

Am I right?

Thank you.

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Topic: 0.6 0.06 2.06
Posted: Friday, November 8, 2019 8:21:04 PM
Hello,
Would you please tell me how I should read these numbers?



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