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Penz
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 5:54:29 AM

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In Justice League
Flash says,
She's a hundred seven years old.

I think there should've been an "and" between hundred and seven.
As in,
She is a hundred and seven years old.

Please help.
thar
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 6:00:30 AM

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American English can omit the 'and'.

BrE a hundred and seven
AmE a hundred seven
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 10:39:14 AM

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AmE -- It is incorrect to include "and" within the number. "And" may be used between the whole value and the decimal digits, if any.

Three hundred fifty-one = 351
Three hundred fifty-one and seven-tenths = 351.7


"One thousand nine hundred thirty-four" = 1,934
"One thousand nine hundred thirty-four and twenty-seven hundredths" = 1,934.27



tautophile
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 11:53:26 AM
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It's OK to say "a hundred seven years old" or "one hundred seven" years old", so what Flash said is OK. It's also correct--and probably more common--to say that someone is "a hundred and seven years old".
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